MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting Friday night in north Minneapolis, marking the third deadly shooting on the north side in less than 24 hours.
The Minneapolis Police Department says the most recent shooting in the 4th Precinct happened around 4:40 p.m. on the 3300 block of James Avenue North, in the city’s Folwell neighborhood. Responding officers found a man in his early 20s with serious gunshot wounds.
Paramedics brought the man to a nearby hospital, where he later died. His identity has yet to be released.
According to police, preliminary information suggests that several guns were fired in a possible shootout. The injured man ran a short distance and collapsed in the street. Witnesses said that vehicles sped off from the area.
Earlier on Friday morning, another shooting on 24th and Emerson avenues left a man dead in the city’s Jordan neighborhood. Two people were arrested in connection with that shooting.
Just before midnight Thursday, another man was shot and killed by a family member on the 2000 block of James Avenue, also in the Jordan neighborhood. A 40-year-old relative was taken into custody at the scene.
According to police, these recent killings are the 29th, 30th and 31st homicides in the city this year. While 2021 tied the all-time record for homicides in the city, the current body count in Minneapolis is higher than it was at this time last year, when the figure was at 27 homicides.