As people waited for a train to depart from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, one of the first calls to 911 came from a man who told dispatchers that he was shot by a MAX driver.
The man said he was in a car with a group of friends when he noticed two MAX vehicles approaching.
“They were shooting, it sounded like two shots,” the caller told dispaters.
“The car was like a mini-tank, and the driver was shooting.”
The caller, who identified himself as a 26-year-old male, said the driver then started shooting in the group.
“He just pulled out his gun, and I could tell it was an AK-47 type,” the man told dispats.
“I got out of the car and tried to run but the driver just kept shooting.
I didn’t know what to do.”
A man in the car called 911 and said he too was shot in the chest.
“One of them pulled out the AK-74, he shot my chest,” the call went on.
“There was blood everywhere.”
The shooter was taken to the hospital for treatment.
“It sounds like he was trying to take down a MAX truck,” a dispatcher told The Associated Press.
“If he had had the gun, I think he could have shot somebody.”
A passenger, a 30-year old male, was shot multiple times in the head.
A third passenger, who was a 17-year veteran, was also shot.
Police said they did not immediately know how many shots were fired.
The gunman was taken into custody without incident.
The incident happened on the evening of March 17.