Minneapolis Police Investigating City’s 50th Homicide This Year
Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News) - The death toll from homicides in Minnesota's largest city this year has reached 50.
The Minneapolis Police Department says one man was killed and two were injured during a shooting early today in downtown Minneapolis. Officers responded around 1:30 AM to a report of a fight that started inside a business and then extended outside before it escalated into an exchange of gunfire. A news release says some of the gunfire came from fully automatic weapons.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found one man with a fatal gunshot wound, another man with multiple potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds, and a third man with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. The two wounded men were transported to a hospital. Information about their medical conditions is not available.
The news release indicates the responding officers had to deal with a chaotic crowd while working to secure the crime scene. One man was arrested and two guns were recovered at the site of the shootings.
The name of the victim has not been released.