MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minneapolis Police are looking for answers after a man was found shot dead inside a car early Tuesday morning.
Investigators are canvassing the neighborhood where the shooting happened, looking for more information and answers from folks who may have heard or seen something.
Just before 6 a.m., officers were called to Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis. When they arrived, they found a man shot dead inside of a car in the nearby parking lot of a halfway house.
Residents in that neighborhood say they heard gunshots around 4 a.m.
WCCO talked with Rachael Joseph from Protect Minnesota, an anti-gun violence group. Joseph lost her own aunt to gun violence. She says whenever she hears about new shootings, she is not shocked.
“I wish this was a surprise. This is something that is preventable and it’s happening far too often throughout our state in communities of color, in communities where gun suicides are happening, in rural and suburban areas at an enormously high rate,” Joseph said.
There is a small memorial already in place right across the street from this latest murder scene. In October of last year, Dana Logan was found shot inside of a vehicle near that very same intersection.
She later died at the hospital.
At this point, investigators believe this wasn’t a random crime and that the suspect and victim knew each other.
So far, no arrests have been made in this case.