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Shots fired near George Floyd Square, 1 person injured on anniversary of Floyd's death

The shooting occurred in the 3800 block of Elliot Avenue in Minneapolis shortly after the day's events marking the anniversary were set to begin.
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At least one person was injured in a shooting that occurred near the George Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis on the anniversary of his death, authorities said Tuesday.

The victim was taken to Abbott Northwestern Hospital before being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for injuries that were not life threatening, Minneapolis police said.

The shooting occurred shortly after 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the 3800 block of Elliot Avenue, Minneapolis police said in a statement. The incident occurred a block away from the intersection where Floyd died, which has become an ongoing memorial known as George Floyd Square.

The suspected shooter was last seen driving away from the scene, according to police. No other details, including a motive for the shooting or the identity of the victim, were immediately available.

Exactly one year ago on Tuesday, Floyd was killed by then-Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin after he pinned Floyd's neck to the pavement with his knee for 9 1/2 minutes during an arrest. Chauvin was convicted of murder in April.

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