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UPDATE: 2 charged in shooting outside Hudson store

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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.

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Hudson (Press Release) - UPDATE: The following are the names of the victims involved in the shooting in Hudson on Sunday, January 19, 2014:

Abdirahman Abdirizak Hersi, male, black, 23 years old, of Minneapolis, MN.

Mohamed Deballa Hussein, male, black, 21 years old, of Savage, MN.

Fartun Ibrahim Aidid, female, black, 28 years old, of Hopkins, MN.

At this time, Hersi and Hussein have been released from the hospital, but Aidid still remains at Regions Hospital. Her condition is unknown.

The two suspects are still be held by Bloomington Police, pending charges from the St. Croix County District Attorney's Office.  Charges are expected to be filed on Tuesday morning, due to the holiday on Monday.

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Hudson (WQOW)- Police say two men have been arrested after three people were shot outside of a liquor store in Hudson on Sunday morning.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. Hudson police officers and deputies from the St. Croix County Sheriff's office were called to Spirit Seller Liquors. When they arrived they learned two men and one woman had been shot in an SUV parked outside of the store.  All three were taken to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul. Their conditions aren't available at this time. 

Police Chief Marty Jensen 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.

Witnesses told police they saw a Cadillac leave the liquor store and head toward I-94. Two black men were said to be inside the car. Based on that information an alert was sent out to Minnesota law enforcement. 

Not long after an Eagan, Minnesota police officer spotted a car and suspects that matched the description. The car was followed into Bloomington, Minnesota to the parking lot of the Hampton Inn near the Mall of America. The two suspects were arrested a short distance from the hotel. Police say they learned the men had entered the hotel before being stopped and may have left evidence inside the Hampton Inn. Police were able to recover that evidence. 

The owner of the Liquor store says it's the first incident he's had in 36 years there. 

 

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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.

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