Suspect arrested after fatal shooting in south Minneapolis

A man was killed in broad daylight Tuesday afternoon.
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UPDATE 11:30 A.M.

Minneapolis police have arrested a man in connection to the killing at East 21st Street in Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon.

"The suspect was booked into the Hennepin County Jail and is being held on probable cause murder," police said in a statement.

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Police are investigating after a man was shot dead in a south Minneapolis neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened at the intersection of East 21st Street and Bloomington Avenue, just one block south of Franklin Avenue, at 4:15 p.m.

Police arrived to find a 26-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds and took him to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

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The victim was apparently sitting in a car when the shooter approached the vehicle and opened fire.

The suspect then jumped into a car that sped off, with police looking for both the shooter and the getaway driver.

No suspects have been identified, while the victim's identity will be released at a later stage by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

A witness told the Star Tribune they saw the shooting from their apartment that overlooks the crime scene and described the shooter as 5'11", of medium build and wearing a black hoodie with gray sleeves.

Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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