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

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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. 

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