Panic & Chaos Erupts When Gunshots Ring Out At George Floyd Square On One-Year Death Anniversary

May 25 2021, Published 1:23 p.m. ET

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Gunshots erupted at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on the one-year anniversary of his death, and the whole thing was caught on video.

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The scary incident happened on Tuesday as several gathered to pay their respects to the man killed by former police officer Derek Chauvin, who put his knee on Floyd's neck for more than 9 minutes in 2020.

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ABC reporter Alex Presha was reporting live from the square when several gunshots are heard ringing out in the distance.

The video shows the panic and chaos that ensued after the loud gunfire began.

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Innocent people -- who gathered on Floyd's one-year death anniversary -- began screaming and running for cover.

Footage from the scene caught what first appeared to be confusion followed by fear.

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Presha was seen on camera running for cover before ABC cut away.

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He later took to Twitter to describe the chaotic scene.

"This morning at #GeorgeFloyd Square our team heard what sounded like well over a dozen gun shots. We’re rushed behind a row of cars. The once active intersection full of camera crews and people now clearing out. Everyone appears to be OK," he wrote.

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According to reports, Minneapolis PD responded to shots fired at 10:09 AM CT.

Witnesses allegedly claim the suspect speed away from the scene in a vehicle.

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Reports state at least one person was treated at a nearby hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

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Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for George Floyd's death.

He is scheduled to be sentenced in June.

Three other police officers -- Thomas Lane, Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao -- have also been arrested for their connection to Floyd's death.



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