‘Everybody get down!’ Video captures moment city councilman pulls gun, urges colleagues to take cover

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NEW HOPE, Minn. (CNN) — A man opened fire on police attending a swearing-in ceremony for new officers in New Hope, Minnesota, on Monday night.

Two officers were shot before police returned fire, killing the man. The officers are expected to survive.

The shooting happened right after two newly-sworn in officers left the chambers.

As a city council member began a discussion of a resolution, a man with a handgun began firing, said Hennepin County Chief Deputy Mike Carlson.

Officials don’t yet know why the man targeted officers. His name hasn’t been released.

The city council records their meetings and video cameras captured the sound of the gunshots.

According to KARE, the video shows City Councilman John Elder, a former police officer and current employee of the Minneapolis Police department, pulling his sidearm and urging his colleagues to take cover.

“Get down! Get down! Everybody get down!,” Elder is heard saying.

“Somebody got shot!” another city councilman says.

The New Hope City Hall is across the street from a retirement home.

Soon after the shooting, about 30 police cars descended on the scene. Officers looked through windows of parked cars to make sure there wasn’t a second suspect.

 

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