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2 critically injured in shooting at post-funeral gathering

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Police are seeking a gunman after he opened fire on a crowd gathered for a post-funeral meal at a Minneapolis community center this weekend, authorities said.

The shooting broke out around 3:30 p.m. local time on Saturday at the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center, where about 100 people were gathered for a meal following a funeral service, police said.

Witnesses told police that a gunman entered the center and started arguing with people attending the meal before pulling a gun and opening fire on the crowd, Garrett Parten, a spokesperson for the Minneapolis Police Department, told ABC affiliate KSTP in St. Paul.

A gunman was being sought on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, after he opened fire on a crowd gathered for a post-funeral meal at a Minneapolis community center. © KSTP A gunman was being sought on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022, after he opened fire on a crowd gathered for a post-funeral meal at a Minneapolis community center.

A man and a woman were hit by the gunfire, and both were taken to a hospital in critical condition, Parten said. The names of injured people were not released.

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The assailant immediately fled the center. No arrests have been made.

Police crime scene tape on a city street is pictured in this undated stock photo. © STOCK PHOTO/Getty Images Police crime scene tape on a city street is pictured in this undated stock photo.

Police did not provide a description of the gunman, and investigators were working Sunday to determine what relationship, if any, the perpetrator had to the mourners gathered at the center.

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"There seems to be a lack of sensitivity to the sanctity of life, and that leaves many of us aching for understanding as to how something like this could happen," Parten said. "This is very hard for family and friends and loved ones who gathered to grieve and honor someone that they had loved."

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