Minneapolis sees 90th and 91st homicides of 2021 after violent night – WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two people were shot dead Wednesday night in northern Minneapolis, bringing the city’s homicide count for the year to 91, and approaching a gruesome record set a quarter of a century ago.
The first homicide of the night occurred at the Winner gas station in the 600 block of West Broadway Avenue at around 7:40 pm A man was shot in the back and later died at a local hospital. He was later identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office as Frederick Montgomery Franklin, 45. Police said the shooting was preceded by “some sort of trade-off” that took place in the parking lot of the gas station. It is not known if the victim knew the shooter. An initial investigation indicates that a car left the area shortly after the gunshot.
Police said the second homicide occurred hours later, around 10:15 p.m., in the 3100 block of Logan Avenue North. When police arrived at the scene, they found a man inside a residence with multiple gunshot wounds. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. He was later identified by the medical examiner as 30-year-old Anthony Lamonte Edwards.
Authorities say soon after, a man arrived at a local hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. The man is believed to be linked to the shooting, although the extent of his connection to the victim is unknown, police say.
Investigators will examine whether the two homicides were related.
The city record for homicides, 97, was set in 1995.