By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man was shot dead while sitting inside a vehicle Wednesday evening in north Minneapolis, marking the city’s sixth homicide in the past eight days.

Officers were called to the 3300 block of Knox Avenue North just before 6 p.m., where they found a victim who was in his 20s. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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Witnesses tell police this was a drive-by shooting. This is the city’s 28th homicide of the year, and police spokesperson Garrett Parten says the rate of killings is on pace with 2021, which was almost a record year.

“We need people to stand shoulder to shoulder and stand up in this community,” Parten said.

Anyone with information can submit a tip anonymously online to Crime Stoppers, or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).