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Driver dies days after he was shot in Minneapolis

It's the 73rd homicide in Minneapolis this year.

A driver who was shot in Near North Minneapolis on Monday has died days later from his injuries. 

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, officers responded to the 1800 block of Bryant Avenue North at 6:50 p.m. Monday where they found a crashed vehicle with a man, believed to be in his mid to late 20s, sitting in the driver's seat with a gunshot wound.

The man was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Homicide detectives were notified on Wednesday that the victim had died at the hospital.

Crime lab personnel responded to the scene of the incident on Monday, and prior to the victim's death homicide detectives had started investigating "due to the severity of injury," the release says. 

The victim's identity will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner at a later time. 

Meanwhile, police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips may be submitted electronically at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org. All Tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a reward.

This man's death marks the 73rd homicide in Minneapolis this year, according to Star Tribune reporter Libor Jany.

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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