MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two men are dead after a shooting Saturday afternoon in north Minneapolis.
The Minneapolis Police Department says officers responded around 3:45 p.m. to a ShotSpotter activation ping near the intersection of Bryant and Broadway avenues, in a busy section of the north side’s Hawthorne neighborhood.READ MORE: Man Sustains Life-Threatening Wounds In Northeast Minneapolis Stabbing
Police found two men wounded at the scene. One of them was already dead, and the other died despite lifesaving efforts from officers and paramedics.
The names of the victims have yet to be released.READ MORE: Man Stabbed In Rochester, Taken To Hospital
Investigators believe the shooter (or shooters) fled in a vehicle. So far, no arrests have been made, and no descriptions of the suspects have been given.
It’s yet unclear what led up to the shooting, or if the victims knew their killers.
These killings mark the 33rd and 34th homicides in Minneapolis this year. So far, the city is on pace to break the record for homicides in a give year, which currently stands at 96. The record was sent in 1995, when the city earned the grim moniker “Murderapolis.”MORE NEWS: Man Shot In Foot At St. Paul Barbecue, Police Report
Anyone with information on the most recent killings is asked to leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.