Updated: 6:30 p.m.
Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting on the city's north side Monday that left four people wounded, just one day after 11 people were shot in a different neighborhood.
"We cannot tolerate this anymore,” Medaria Arradondo, the Minneapolis police chief, told reporters late Monday afternoon.
He said the force would raise its “visibility” in areas of the city hit by the recent violence lamenting that people were settling disputes by “picking up a gun and shooting.”
Police spokesperson John Elder said officers were called to a neighborhood about 2 miles northwest of downtown in the most recent shooting, just after 4 p.m. Monday. Police found three people with gunshot wounds in the 600 block of West Broadway, who were taken to hospitals in the area.
At this time, it appears that all persons involved are adults. Elder said all four people suffered injuries that appeared non-life-threatening, but he had no other immediate details.
Investigators are at the scene along with the Minneapolis Crime Lab personnel.
The violence came just a day after 11 people were hurt when gunfire broke out just after midnight Sunday in the city's Uptown neighborhood, a nightlife hub of bars, restaurants and retail about 3 miles south of downtown. Police said there appeared to be more than one shooter. Elder said earlier Monday that police hadn't made any arrests yet in the Sunday shooting. One man died in a separate shooting in downtown early Sunday, police said.
The uptick in shootings comes as many members of the Minneapolis City Council have called for the city to defund the Minneapolis Police Department.
Arradondo on Sunday called the Uptown shooting “tragic and senseless violence” and called a recent uptick in violent crime a public health crisis.
The police chief said a spike in shootings over the past couple of days in the city is partly because of a "group" that is violently settling disputes.
“It has to stop,” he said Monday afternoon after the latest shootings. “We cannot allow this violence to continue in our city.”
Mayor Jacob Frey said he has called on various agencies including the FBI and Hennepin County Sheriff's Office for help to quell spiking violence.
"We are going to need the additional assistance from other jurisdictions we are going to need the assistance from our Minneapolis Police Department who I know are constantly involved with dealing with these issues on a minute-to-minute basis,” he said in a Monday afternoon press conference with Arradondo. “And we are also going to need people to help us help community."