Minnesota National Guard Members Are Shot At Hours After Rep. Maxine Waters Inflammatory Comments

Rep. Maxine Water said to a group of protestors that if former police officer Derek Chauvin isn’t found guilty of murder things will get “more confrontational.”

“We’re looking for a guilty verdict,” Waters said. “And we’re looking to see if all of the talk that took place and has been taking place after they saw what happened to George Floyd, if nothing does not happen, then we know that we’ve got to not only stay in the street, but we’ve got to fight for justice,” she said.

That same night shortly before day break a Minnesota National Guard neighborhood security team received incoming fire from a vehicle near Penn Avenue and Broadway. The shooting occurred around 4:19am, when a light colored SUV fired several shots at the team, no members received any serious injuries. One Guardsman did require treatment at a hospital from injuries related to broken glass and another received superficial injuries.

“I am relieved to know none of our Guardsmen were seriously injured,” said Maj. Gen. Shawn Manke, the Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard. “This event highlights the volatility and tension in our communities right now. I ask for peace as we work through this difficult time.”