Two men were fatally shot in separate incidents following disputes in Minneapolis Wednesday night and early Thursday, police said.
In the first incident, officers responded to a report of a shooting at 8:57 p.m. Wednesday to find a man with a gunshot wound in "grave condition," but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police believe there was a gathering outdoors and people got into a dispute, which escalated into a shooting.
MPD spokesperson John Elder said the shooting happened outside, near North Knox and Plymouth avenues in north Minneapolis.
Man killed near Loring Park
In the second fatal shooting, Minneapolis police officers responded to multiple 911 calls for shots fired on the 1300 block of Yale Place, about two blocks from Loring Park, at 3:34 a.m., where they found a man "obviously deceased," with a gunshot wound.
The victim was declared dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.
Police say their preliminary investigation points to a group of people who'd gotten into a dispute and shots were fired.
The suspect or suspects fled the scene prior to police arriving. And as of this writing, it doesn't appear anyone has been arrested in connection to the shooting.
Police are asking anyone with information on what happened to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted online here. All tips are anonymous and could lead to a financial reward.
There have been at least 42 homicides in Minneapolis so far this year, Minneapolis police data show.
Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.