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Ryan George, Lieutenant
(763) 572-3640

Island Park Dr NW and Anna Ave NE Incident: Reports of Shots Fired


April 6, 2017 

No injuries or gunshot victims.


On April 6th, 2017 at 10:03PM, Fridley Police Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Island Park Dr. NE and Anna Ave NE in the City of Fridley for multiple reports of people shooting at each other. When officers arrived, the group was gone.

Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle leaving the scene, and other subjects may have left on foot. Evidence at the scene suggested that multiple handgun rounds had been fired. No gunshot victims were located, and there was no evidence to suggest that anyone was struck. At least one stray bullet struck an apartment building in the 100 Block of Island Park Dr. NE. Officers made contact with residents inside and confirmed that nobody had been struck.

Officers utilized a K9, helicopter, and ATV to search the area for anyone who may be involved. The suspects were not located. The scene was processed for evidence by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab. Officers also received assistance from the MN State Patrol, Blaine Police Department, Coon Rapids Police Department, and Columbia Heights Police Department.

This incident is currently under investigation by the Fridley Police Department. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fridley Police Department at 763-572-3629.

Any further inquiries can be directed to Lt. Ryan George at 763-572-3640 or ryan.george@fridleymn.gov.