Skip to main content

Patrols increased as 3 are shot to death on another day of violence in Minneapolis

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Three people have died in two separate incidents of gun violence in Minneapolis.

Police say that a man was killed in a targeted attack in north Minneapolis just before 10:40 p.m. Friday, a few hours after a double killing in south Minneapolis in what is believed to have been a domestic incident.

Police spokesman John Elder said patrols and community engagement in both the 3rd and the 4th precincts will be stepped up in the wake of these incidents, allocating more "patrol resources in an effort to prevent future acts of violent crime."

The incident in north Minneapolis was investigated after a ShotSpotter notification of shots fired on the 1800 block of Newton Ave. N.

When they arrived, a man was found in front of the house dead from a gunshot wound.

Another man was found at the scene who had been shot in the foot. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

Preliminary indications are that the deceased victim was the intended target, and no descriptions of a suspect have been released at this stage.

Earlier on Friday, two people were found dead from gunshot wounds at a home in the 2200 block of 10th Ave. S. in what was an apparent case of domestic violence.

No details of the victims have been released, but in a statement, police say two other people who were at the house were taken into custody. One of them is a suspect in the shooting; the other is in protective custody.

The victims were dead when officers arrived at 5:15 p.m., police say.

Homicides up, police deal with spate of shootings

City police have been dealing with a rash of shootings recently. Two weeks ago, on another Friday night, one person was killed and ten shot in total in separate incidents in downtown and north Minneapolis, prompting police chief Janee Harteau to say it highlighted the "challenges" city police are facing.

There has been an uptick in violent crime in 2015 across Hennepin County. According to Minneapolis police statistics, at the end of August there had been 30 confirmed homicides, compared to 23 at the same point in 2014.

The Star Tribune's Libor Jany said that the double killing in south Minneapolis now brings the city's homicide count this year to 33, which will rise to 34 if the north Minneapolis shooting is confirmed a homicide.

Anyone with information about the north Minneapolis shooting should call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) and begin message with: TIP674.

Next Up

8470850644_ccecdfb7ed_b

Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19

The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 4.32.58 PM

Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax

A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.

Hennepin County Medical Center, HCMC

Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man

The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.

CPAP masks

2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000

The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.

Concert

No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour

The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.

Target store

Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts

The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.

Screen Shot 2022-10-03 at 11.03.12 AM

Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake

The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.

ATV, all-terrain vehicle

Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash

It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area

Richard Liu, aka Liu Qiangdong

Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis

The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.

US Navy Flickr - COVID hospital PPE nurse

Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45

Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.

19050650853_a4a6377429_k

Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis

It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.

Related