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Man found dead in car in Minneapolis, police say he shot himself

The discovery was made in the early hours of Saturday.

A man found dead in a vehicle in Minneapolis Saturday morning had a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say.

Police received a report of a man in a vehicle on the 800 block of Summit Avenue shortly after 5 a.m., with the caller saying he appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound.

When officers arrived, they found the man had suffered a gunshot wound to the head, with a gun recovered at the scene. 

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Preliminary review of the evidence on the scene is that this gunshot wound was self-inflicted," a release from Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said.

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

Anyone dealing with a suicidal crisis or emotional distress can always contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255. The lifeline is available 24/7/365. 

Note: 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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