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Deadly violence streak continues in Minneapolis with several weekend shootings

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Minneapolis tends to see violent crimes increase in the summer months, but this summer is proving to be far deadlier than the past few years.

At this time last year, there were 19 homicides, WCCO says, while this year there have been at least 28.

Many of this year's homicides have involved guns, with motives ranging from drug violence to disputes, the news station notes. And the gun violence continued over the weekend.

Police are investigating several shootings, including two separate incidents that left three people dead.

On Saturday night, Minneapolis police responded to Franklin and Chicago avenues in south Minneapolis, where they found two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. They were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, where they later died.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office identified one of the victims as 24-year-old Ahmed Abdirahman Jined, noting he died of gunshot wounds to the abdomen and the chest. His death has been ruled a homicide.

In a separate incident early Monday morning, in the area of North 34th Avenue and North Morgan Avenue on the city's northside, police responded to 911 calls to find an adult male dead near the intersection, police said in a news release.

The preliminary investigation indicates occupants to two vehicles were in a dispute when they pulled over and some people got out of both vehicles and exchanged gunfire, police said.

Another person who suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds is believed to have been injured in this same incident. He was brought to North Memorial Hospital in a privately owned vehicle.

Investigators are still searching for suspects in both fatal shootings, as well as another shooting near the University of Minnesota that left a woman injured.

Anyone with information on the weekend shootings is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or call the MPD tip line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).

Combating the problem

The increase in crime this summer comes as police try and combat the problem. Earlier this year, the Minneapolis Police Department increased patrols and launched a gang crime unit for the summer months.

Despite these efforts, people in the community say there could be more officers on the streets, KSTP reports. And the Minneapolis Police Federation agrees: the city wants 860 officers in the department, but right now there are between 790-800, the news station notes.

The number of sworn-in officers is lower because the department is dealing with a large number of recent retirements, KSTP says. But Minneapolis police say more then 50 officers in the academy are set to be on patrol by the end of the year.

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