UPDATE: Police say liquor store shooting involved gang

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 --- 6:56 a.m.

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Criminal complaints reveal more about the motive of a shooting outside a liquor store in Hudson.

Police say the shooting Sunday involved members of rival gangs.

Two Minneapolis men have been charged with shooting three people in the parking lot of Spirit Seller Liquor. One victim remains in critical condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. The two others were treated and released from the hospital.

Twenty-two-year-old Guled Abdi and 26-year-old Ahmed Hirsi are charged with 15 counts each, including attempted first-degree intentional homicide. The St. Paul Pioneer Press says they are in the Hennepin County Jail in Minnesota awaiting extradition to Wisconsin. The men were arrested at a hotel near the Mall of America by Bloomington police later Sunday.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press
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UPDATED Tuesday, January 21, 2014 --- 12:13 p.m.

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Two Minneapolis men have been charged in a shooting outside a liquor store in Hudson.

One of the three people shot in the parking lot of Spirit Seller Liquor Sunday remains hospitalized in critical condition. The two others have been released from the hospital.

Witnesses told police they saw people talking in the parking lot, then heard shots fired. Police say all those involved arrived at the liquor store in two vehicles registered in Minnesota, where liquor stores are closed on Sunday.

Twenty-two-year-old Guled Abdi and 26-year-old Ahmed Hirsi are charged with 15 counts each, including attempted first-degree intentional homicide. They are in the Hennepin County Jail in Minnesota awaiting extradition to Wisconsin. The men were arrested at a hotel near the Mall of America by Bloomington police later Sunday.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted: Sunday, January 19, 2014 --- 8:49 p.m.

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- Police are investigating a shooting that left three people wounded outside a liquor store in western Wisconsin.

Police Chief Marty Jensen says it happened before 9:30 a.m. Sunday in a parking lot at Spirit Seller Liquors in downtown Hudson. He says the victims and suspects were in cars with Minnesota license plates, and may have driven across the border to Hudson to buy alcohol because Minnesota liquor stores are closed Sundays.

Two men and one woman were taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. Their conditions were not available. Two male suspects were arrested at a hotel in Bloomington, Minn.

Liquor store owner John Kromer says it's the first incident he's had in 36 years there. He says the parking lot isn't a place where people usually linger.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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