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Father dies from wounds sustained in a shooting 15 years ago


A father-of-four died last month from gunshot wounds he sustained 15 years ago.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has announced on Friday that Sheldon Mason, of Red Lake, Minnesota, died from complications relating to gunshot injuries he suffered in October 2000.

He died on April 13 at Hennepin County Medical Center at the age of 40. According to WCCO, Mason was shot on the 1500 block of East 25th Street in Minneapolis.

The medical examiner said in its press release that police are investigating, but Minneapolis PD told BringMeTheNews that they consider the case closed.

A police spokesman said that two people were charged, convicted and have served their sentences in relation to the shooting, and that they won't be following up unless the Hennepin County Attorney's Office determines that further action is necessary.

An obituary printed in the Red Lake Nation News says that Mason is survived by four sons and his wife Christy, whom he married in April 2004 at Hennepin County Medical Center.

He had worked in various jobs over the years; he was a certified roofer and carpenter who started a construction company with his brothers, and also worked as a blackjack dealer for the Red Lake and Mystic Lake casinos.

"Sheldon had such a good spirit about everything and was always joking around with everyone. He was never lazy and was always willing to help others," the obituary read.

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