Skip to main content
Publish date:

2 dead as separate homicides mar New Year's Eve, Day in Minneapolis

Minneapolis Police are investigating two homicides that took place between 6:30 p.m. New Year's Eve and 5 a.m. New Year's Day. 

The first incident happened when ShotSpotter was activated at 6:38 p.m. in the 1300 block of Russell Ave. N. in north Minneapolis. An officer arrived at the scene and found a woman, believed to be in her 20s, gravely injured in an alley. 

She had been shot multiple times, according to police. 

Officers and paramedics rendered aid but she died a short time after being taken to North Memorial Medical Center. 

The killing marked Minneapolis' 48th homicide of 2019. 

The first homicide of 2020 in the city happened just before 5 a.m. New Year's Day when police responded to a report of a stabbing in the area of Broadway Ave. and Fremont Ave. N. in north Minneapolis. 

At the scene, police arrived to find two stabbing victims in a vehicle. One man was in "extremely critical condition," according to police, while the other man had non-life-threatening injuries. 

One victim died at the scene while the other man was taken by ambulance to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment. 

Meanwhile, another 911 call reported a vehicle crash at 18th Ave. N. and Emerson Ave. N. Police are unsure if the crash is related to the stabbing. 

No arrests have been made in either homicide and the identities of the victims will be released at a later stage by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Anyone with information that could help solve the killings can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit tips online at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org. All tips are anonymous and could lead to a financial reward if the information helps lead to an arrest. 

Next Up

Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

Related

police tape, crime scene

Shooting, stabbing leave 2 dead in Minneapolis' 44th, 45th homicides of 2020

The separate incidents happened late Saturday evening and early Sunday morning.

Minneapolis police

Police investigating 2 more homicides after shootings in Minneapolis

There have been at least 46 homicides in Minneapolis this year.

police tape, crime scene

1 dead, 1 injured in Minneapolis shooting, city's 39th homicide this year

Police were treating one victim when another victim was found nearby.

Police: Robbery possibly sparked homicide in north Minneapolis

A man was found dead inside a home after a report of shots fired.

police tape, crime scene

2 homicide investigations underway after shootings in Minneapolis

The separate cases were both reported at approximately 9:45 p.m.

1 dead in north Minneapolis, homicide investigation underway

The man appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound, police say.