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Driver dies after being shot, crashing into cars in Minneapolis

The incident happened around 1:25 a.m. Tuesday.

A motorist who crashed into multiple parked cars in north Minneapolis during the overnight hours had been shot, according to police. 

According to Minneapolis police, officers were alerted to a ShotSpotter activation at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday on the 3800 block of Girard Avenue North. 

On arrival, police found a vehicle that had crashed into several parked cars in the middle of the block, and the driver of the vehicle was suffering from a gunshot wound. 

The victim, a man believed to be aged in his 50s, didn't have a pulse and wasn't breathing. Officers performed CPR until paramedics took over, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A homicide investigation has been launched with assistance from the Crime Lab. 

The incident marks the 77th homicide of the year in Minneapolis. 

Anyone with information about the shooting and subsequent crash is asked to contact CrimeStoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477, or filing a tip online at CrimeStoppersMN.com

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