Woman Killed After Car Drives Into Protesters in Minneapolis

A woman was killed and another person was injured after a car drove into protesters in Minneapolis late Sunday night, according to police.

Minneapolis Police said in a statement that the driver, who protesters pulled from the car after the collision, was taken into police custody. He also received treatment at an area hospital.

The police said their preliminary investigation indicated that the use of drugs or alcohol by the driver may have contributed to the crash.

The Uptown neighborhood where the incident took place has been the scene of protests after U.S. Marshals shot dead a Black man, Winston Boogie Smith Jr., earlier this month.

A man at the scene said in a livestreamed video posted to Facebook that people were playing Red Light Green Light in the street after a volleyball game when a car sped up, went through trash cans, hit another car that then hit a woman.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Kurt Chirbas and Rachel Elbaum

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