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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis police are looking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for shooting that killed a man in north Minneapolis Saturday.

Police responded to a call of shots fired shortly before 4 p.m. near 43rd Avenue and Girard Avenue North. When they arrived, they found a wrecked SUV with a driver suffering from a gunshot wound inside.

The people who live near where the shooting took place said they heard the gunshot and witnessed the SUV travel slowly, running over a stop sign before coming to rest against a tree.

Police were on the scene within minutes.

“When they got there they found a lone male adult male inside the vehicle,” said Minneapolis police Sgt. Steven McCarty.

The doors of the SUV were locked so police had to ask a neighbor for something to break the window to get the driver out.

One neighbor said they used a hammer to crack the window and helped police get the man out of the truck.

The wounded man was taken to North Memorial Medical Center where he died a couple of hours later, McCarty said.

Police have no motive for the shooting and no suspect in custody.

“It sounded like originally there were two suspects that were possibly involved in this. Canine was there … but nothing developed from that, “McCarty said.

If you have any information about the shooting police would like to talk with you.

You can provide anonymous information to the police by calling the department’s tip line at 612-692-8477.

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