Man shot dead in northern Minneapolis is city’s 74th homicide this year

A man was fatally shot Wednesday morning in northern Minneapolis, where two crime scenes related to the murder have caught the attention of police.

Officers were dispatched at around 12:15 am to block 700 of avenue N. Thomas, where they located the injured man inside a house, police said.

Rescuers took the man to HCMC, where he died, police said. His identity has not yet been released.

Officers later learned that the fatal gunshots may have taken place about three-quarters of a mile northeast near N. 11th and Knox avenues, police said.

Police criminal lab staff collected evidence at both locations as part of efforts to locate suspects and determine the motive for the gunfire.

The homicide is the city’s 74th this year, according to the Star Tribune database, and it occurred just 3.5 hours after a fatal shooting in southern Minneapolis left one dead and three others injured. .

The four were shot at around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 2700 block of S. Bloomington Avenue, police said. Three of the victims were taken by rescuers to HCMC, where one of them was pronounced dead. A fourth arrived in HCMC in a private vehicle.

Police have yet to explain any of the circumstances leading to the shooting, and no arrests have been announced.

Anyone with information on any of the shootings is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.CrimeStoppersMN.org. All advice is anonymous and information leading to an arrest and conviction may qualify for a reward.

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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