Five people injured – some critical – in a shooting at a Health Care Clinic in Buffalo

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A shooting occurred Tuesday at the Allina Health Care Clinic in Buffalo, Minnesota. Five people were injured. Three people were critically injured. A female with three gunshot wounds was taken by air ambulance to North Memorial Health Hospital in Robbinsdale.The suspect is in custody but no additional details were given. A bomb exploded about 30 minutes later at the clinic. The clinic, on its website, says it offers family medicine and urgent care, amongst other services. The facility also provided COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. Minnesota State Patrol pilots were flying boxes of blood from the Red Cross to Buffalo Hospital for victims of the shooting,

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State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension special agents and crime scene personnel were at the scene to assist in the investigation. Additionally, Minneapolis police and the Minnesota BCA will be be sending resources to the scene.There also was a “high suspicion” of a bomb threat directed at a Super 8 hotel about a mile south of the clinic. Buffalo has a population of about 16,000 people, and the city’s residents are about 97.5%.