Incident Summary:

11/23/2015: Assailants opened fire on a Black Lives Matter rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. At least five people were injured in the assault. Assailants shouted "stay white" during the attack and at least four individuals were arrested in connection with the incident.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:



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
White supremacists/nationalists Supremacists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
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
"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.