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Man, 72, critical after possible robbery outside Minneapolis business

The 72-year-old sustained gunshot wounds in the incident.
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A man in his 70s is in a critical condition after being shot at least two times during a possible robbery in south Minneapolis.

The incident reported 7:30 a.m. Monday was reported on the 2900 block of Franklin Avenue east, with police arriving to find the 72-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.

"Preliminary investigation indicates that this occurred during a possible robbery attempt outside of a business," a press release from the Minneapolis Police Department says.

The suspect is described by police as a black man in his 20s, between 5'10" and 6-feet tall, with a slim build, wearing a mask, and a black sweat with a white square on the back, and a hood and grey pants.

Anyone with information should call Minneapolis PD's homicide unit at 612-673-2941 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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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