3 wounded in shooting outside Hudson, Wis., liquor store

Jan. 19, 2014 at 9:45 PM
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HUDSON, Wis., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Two men were arrested at a Bloomington, Minn., motel Sunday after a shooting in a Hudson, Wis., liquor store parking lot left three people wounded, police said.

The names of the suspects and victims had not been released, but the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported one victim said he had been shot the arm and a second man was "fine" and had been released. The third victim, a woman, was in surgery but was expected to survive what police radio reports had said was a wound to the abdomen.

The shooting took place at 9:22 a.m. outside Spirit Seller Liquors in downtown Hudson, which had just opened for the day, Police Chief Marty Jensen said.

Store owner John Kromer told the newspaper a witness said the incident started when the occupants of two vehicles parked outside a gas station across the street exchanged words. One vehicle then drove into the liquor store's parking lot, followed by the second vehicle. Someone in the second vehicle fired several shots into the parked vehicle and fled, the witness said.

Police in Eagan, Minn., spotted what they believed was the fleeing car and followed it to a Hampton Inn in Bloomington, where the two suspects were apprehended.

Bloomington police said they found ammunition in a white bag found with the suspects but no gun.

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