Incident Summary:

11/23/2015: Assailants opened fire on a Black Lives Matter rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Five people were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to white supremacists and identify one of the assailants as a member of the Sovereign Citizen movement. Four individuals were arrested in connection with the attack.

GTD ID:
201511230084

When:
2015-11-23

Country:
United States

Region:
North America

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Minnesota

City:
Minneapolis

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Black Lives Matter
Specific Description Rally
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
Pistols were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Sovereign Citizen No
White supremacists/nationalists Supremacists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 5
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"4 Arrested in Shooting at Black Lives Matter Protest Are Identified," The New York Times, November 25, 2015.
"Minn. man accused in Black Lives Matter shootings reportedly subscribed to 'sovereign citizen' subculture," The Washington Post, December 1, 2015.
"Arrests after "act of terrorism" against Black Lives Matter," CBS News, November 25, 2015.