By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two people who died in separate shooting and stabbing incidents in Minneapolis have been identified.


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According to Minneapolis police, the first incident took place just after 10 o’clock Thursday evening on the 400 block of 33rd Avenue North. There, a man was shot inside a residence. It was there that he died.

The man was identified as 38-year-old David Marlon Anre Spicer. Hennepin County Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the torso.

After an on-scene investigation, police said another man was taken into custody. A gun was also recovered. There is not believed to be an ongoing threat to public safety.

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Police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Queen Avenue North shortly before 4 a.m. Friday on the report of a stabbing.

The victim, 40-year-old Joseph Matthew Pixley, was found inside the residence suffering from a stab wound and in grave condition. He died a short time later at the hospital.

No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

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Anyone with information on the stabbing incident is asked to contact Minneapolis police’s Homicide Unit at 612=673-2941 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Tips, which can be anonymous, can also be submitted online.