As the nation’s attention was turned toward Washington DC, and the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump, a tragic scene was unfolding in the midwest.
In the late morning on Tuesday, gunfire broke out at a local health clinic in Minnesota.
Gunshots erupted at a health clinic in Wright County late Tuesday morning followed by a bomb exploding, and at least five people were reported to be wounded by the gunfire.
The scene is the Allina Health Clinic in Buffalo on Crossroads Campus Drive, according to police, who were called there about 10:55 a.m.
Up to five people are said to be wounded, and a male suspect has been detained, according to emergency dispatch audio.
A female with three gunshot wounds was taken by air ambulance to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale, where two others also were transported, emergency medical personnel were heard saying on dispatch audio. Two others were taken to Allina-operated Buffalo Hospital, the audio continued.
And then, almost unbelievably:
About 30 minutes later, a bomb went off in the family medicine and urgent care clinic, the dispatch audio revealed. That explosion forced responding emergency medical personnel to relocate, the audio continued.
“We just had a bomb go off in the clinic,” dispatch audio disclosed. “They’re evacuating the clinic parking lot, so we’re going to go stage back at the child-care center we originally staged at.”
A suspect was in custody after the incident, but, as of this writing, no motive has been suggested by authorities.
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