NEW HOPE, MN – Political fireworks are nothing unusual for local city council meetings. But gunfire is a whole other matter. Gunshots sent New Hope, Minnesota city council members scrambling for cover, while one member, a former cop, pulled his pieceand was ready to return fire.
Police say the city council was not the target. Instead, two new police officers, fresh out of the academy, just sworn in moments before the shooting were the targets.
The two new officers were shot, but doctors say they will live. The gunman, Raymon Kmetz, died at the scene after other cops shot him. No one else was hurt, but at least one bullet went through the door into the council chambers.
The councilman with the gun is also the city’s public information officer. Maybe, they should make him the sergeant-at-arms.
Police haven’t revealed a reason for the attack.