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Man found dead with gunshot wound at scene of downtown Minneapolis car crash

Preliminary MPD investigations indicate the other people in the car were trying to get the man to Hennepin County Medical Center.

A man was found dead with a gunshot wound at the site of a car crash in downtown Minneapolis early Sunday morning.

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, officers, along with the Minneapolis Fire Department, responded to a report of a crash at 2:37 a.m. Sunday. The incident occurred at 6th Street and 4th Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

Officers located three people in one of the vehicles, including a man who appeared to be trapped in the backseat.

The fire department was able to remove him from the car and into an ambulance, where they found a gunshot wound. The man died at the scene. 

Another passenger in the car suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

A preliminary investigation indicates the man killed in the incident was shot on the 2300 block of 4th Street North. The other people in the car were trying to get him to Hennepin County Medical Center downtown when the crash occurred, according to MPD.

No arrests have been made. There have been 31 homicides in Minneapolis so far in 2021, according to the city's data. 

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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