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A man and a woman were hospitalized with stab wounds early Sunday, which was the latest incident in a string of violence in Minneapolis over the holiday weekend.

The Pioneer Press says police received a report of a stabbing and reports of shots fired near the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center early Sunday morning.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found shell casings, but no suspects or victims. Not far from the scene they found a man who had been stabbed, WCCO notes.

He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Shortly after, a woman with stab wounds arrived at the hospital by taxi. The victims' injuries were not life threatening, the Pioneer Press says.

Police believe the two stabbings are related and that the victims knew each other, according to reports.

The stabbings were the latest in a string of violent incidents in Minneapolis over Fourth of July weekend. Two people were killed and at least three more injured after three separate shootings in north Minneapolis Friday night and Saturday morning.

After the shootings, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau spoke out against the recent violence in the city.

Harteau released a statement on the police department's Facebook page Saturday saying, in part, "We are concerned about the level of violence and urge people to put their guns down and find another way to resolve personal conflicts.”

Harteau notes that the "two homicides ... are not random and are in no way related."

Hodges spoke out on Twitter, saying that the 48-hour period has "been tough ... for our community. This isn't about one part of Minneapolis, or one or two or three neighborhoods. This is about our entire city and all our neighborhoods. It is my work, the work of the city and the work of all of us as a community."

One arrest has been made in connection with one of the fatal shootings, WCCO reports. No arrests have been made in the stabbings.

The identity of the suspect and victims in these cases have not been revealed. Police are asking anyone with information about the incidents to call 612-692-TIPS (8477).

Violence in Minneapolis

Each week, the Minneapolis Police Department releases a map of all reports of shots fired in Minneapolis over the past seven days – whether it’s an actual shooting, the sound of shots fired, or an activation of the ShotSpotter technology. According to those maps, there were different shootings recorded from June 3 through June 30 – and dozens more instances of shots fired.

Just last month, WCCO reported the Minneapolis City Council voted to spend an additional $300,000 in order to expand the ShotSpotter program to more parts of north Minneapolis, due to increased gun violence in the area.

You can see a breakdown of Minneapolis crime statistics – by type of crime, month, and neighborhood – by clicking here. Through May, a total of 10 homicides were recorded throughout the city.

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