MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men are dead and three others were wounded after two separate shootings within two hours apart Thursday evening in north Minneapolis.
Police say the first shooting happened at about 6:16 p.m. inside a barber shop on the 700 block of 42nd Avenue North, near Lyndale Avenue, in the Webber-Camden neighborhood. One man was pronounced dead inside the business. A man and a woman drove themselves to Hennepin Healthcare, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police spokesperson Garrett Parten says witnesses are helping investigators, and security footage in the area is being reviewed.
“This is another cornerstone of a community, a barber shop, where people gather, not just to get their haircuts, but to communicate with one another, talk about their community, share their ideas about how to make things better,” Parten said. “We all need to embrace the sanctity of life.”
The second shooting happened at about 8:03 p.m. on the 2100 block of Glenwood Avenue, near Pennwood Market in the Harrison neighborhood.
Two men were brought to a local hospital with gunshot wounds. Both were initially listed in critical condition, but one of the men died Friday morning. His death marked the 65th reportable homicide in the city this year, police say.
So far, none of the victims have been identified and no arrests have been made.
Anyone with information on these shootings is asked to submit a tip online to Crime Stoppers, or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous.
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