Authorities confirmed that at least one person was injured in a shooting near George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on the one-year anniversary of his death.
The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for injuries that were non-life-threatening, NBC News reported. The shooting occurred shortly after 10:00 am on the intersection of 38th and Chicago, one block away from the memorial known as George Floyd Square, located at the same intersection where Floyd died while under the knee of former officer Derek Chauvin.
The suspected shooter was last seen driving away from the scene. Authorities have not revealed if the suspect was taken into custody. In video footage from the memorial, as many as 30 shots were heard a block away from the intersection, authorities said. Investigators have released no additional information on the suspect or their motive.
People had gathered at the site in honor of the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder. There were peaceful protests and rallies held worldwide to commemorate the movement his death helped spark.
On Tuesday, President Biden met with Floyd’s family at the White House. Floyd’s three brothers and his daughter, Gianna, joined Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in the Oval Office to discuss Floyd’s legacy through the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that the House passed last summer. The bill remains on hiatus as supporters work with the Republican-led Senate.
“I know the president was very personal, because he got to know this family over the years and he wanted to check on them today of all days to see how they were doing,” said civil rights attorney Ben Crump, as noted by Yahoo News. To reiterate that they are still doing everything to make sure that his legacy is respected, and that involves us going to meet with senators to continue to press forward for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act that he says he is ready to sign any day.”
During the meeting, Gianna raised her first and shouted, “Say his name,” with her family.