Victim of Marcus Oakdale Cinema shooting out of surgery; suspect still at large

UPDATE 6/29/22 11:30 a.m.:

Police say the victim of a Tuesday night shooting at a theater in Oakdale is out of surgery and is expected to recover. The suspect, however, remains at large.

In an update late Wednesday morning, Oakdale police said the victim — a 23-year-old Hugo man — underwent surgery and remains hospitalized.

While the suspect hasn’t yet been caught, police say they don’t believe the shooting was random.

The shooting happened inside the Marcus Oakdale Cinema at around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Police say officers found the victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside theater 17 and took him to a hospital for treatment.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 651-439-9381.

UPDATE 6/29/22 6:30 a.m.:

One man was taken to the hospital after a shooting that forced law enforcement to clear out the Marcus Oakdale Cinema Tuesday night.

The Oakdale Police Department says officers responded to a shooting report just after 10 p.m. at 5677 Hadley Ave. N.

Police say they found a 23-year-old man with gunshot injuries inside theater 17.

The suspect fled and has not yet been arrested, police add.

The man was taken to Regions Hospital. No information about his condition is available at this time.

No one else was hurt, Marcus Theatres said in a statement Monday morning.

Marcus Theatres says the theater will be closed during the investigation, and an update will be posted on its website when possible. Their full statement can be found below.

The Oakdale Police Department, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and surrounding agencies are investigating.

Updates will be made as more information becomes available.

At approximately 10 p.m. on June 28, an individual was shot at the Marcus Oakdale Cinema. Police were immediately called and arrived on the scene in minutes. The injured individual was transported to the hospital; there were no other injuries. This matter has been turned over to police and we are cooperating fully with their investigation. The theatre will remain closed during the investigation, and we will provide an update on our website about reopening as soon as we can.

Marcus Theatres


(ABC 6 News) – One man was transported to a hospital following a shooting insde an Oakdale, Minnesota movie theatre Wednesday night. Police responded for a report of a shooting at the Marcus oakdale theatre, where they learned the suspect ran from the area after the shooting.

Law enforcement officials found a 23-year-old man with suspected gunshot wounds in theater 17, and transported him to regions Hospital, but his condition is unavailable.

According to a statement released by Marcus theaters, there was no one else was injured in the shooting.

At this time, authorities have not found a suspect