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UPDATE: Rochester Police announce correction in KFC shooting case

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)– Rochester Police have issued a correction regarding their investigation into a shooting at a KFC last month. This is in regards to which suspect was the gunman, and which drove the getaway car.

Police now say 28-year-old George Oliver was the man who shot at two 16-year-olds in a KFC parking lot on Oct. 23. According to police, 20-year-old Luke Giwa, originally identified on Nov. 8 as the shooter, was actually the driver of the getaway car.

One of the teens was shot in the leg and went to Olmsted Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The shooting happened on Oct. 23 around 5 p.m., along the 700 Block of 12th Street SE. 

Police arrested Oliver on Nov. 5, and later alleged that he was the driver of a blue sedan that allowed the shooter to escape. RPD arrested Giwa on Nov. 7 at his home.

Both men are facing separate charges.

Rochester Police Captain Casey Moilanen has issued the following statement on the matter:

“This has been a very active investigation, whereas multiple search warrants have been executed and numerous subjects have been interviewed. It is our belief that George Oliver was the shooter in this case and Luke Giwa was the person that aided Mr. Oliver.”


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