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Micheal Foley, Forum News Service, Published January 19 2014

Three injured in Wisconsin liquor store parking lot shooting

HUDSON, Wis.-- Three people have been injured in a Sunday morning shooting in the parking lot in front of Spirit Seller Liquors in downtown Hudson.

According to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen, the shooting occurred just before 9:25 a.m., and St. Croix EMS took three patients to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.

Two suspects were taken into custody at a Hampton Inn in Bloomington at 2860 Metro Drive, according to reports from Twin Cities media outlets.

The Hudson Police Department reported that the suspects and victims are all believed to be Somali Americans. Two women and one man were shot. The shooters left town headed toward Minnesota in tan Cadillac. Eagan and Bloomington Police were called to the Bloomington hotel because two Somalis were acting suspiciously. The vehicle is being brought back to Hudson.

According to initial radio traffic during the incident, Police were looking for two black men driving a tan or gray Cadillac with Minnesota license plates. Scanner audio from the incident is available at the Minnesota Police Clips website. Police Clips also has audio of Bloomington and Eagan officers taking suspects into custody at a hotel in Bloomington.

According to an online business listing, the store at 203 Second Street is "owned by Dick and Carole Fey and managed by son-in-law John Kromer and his wife, Jamie." Spirit Seller Liquors is one of multiple businesses in the River City Center strip mall.

Jensen said the department would provide more details in a news release at a later time.


Reporter Meg Heaton contributed to this report.