Young man shoots himself at Minnesota skateboard park
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) -- Skateboarders say they were stunned when a young male pulled out a gun at a park in Rochester and started shooting.
Some ran for cover as the youth fired gunshots into a tree, then turned the gun on himself Monday afternoon.
Several skateboarders who witnessed the shooting say they feared the youth would start shooting bystanders.
The Post-Bulletin says 16-year-old Jake Rogers, a junior at John Marshall High School, said the youth shot the tree about eight times before he shot and killed himself.