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Infant, adult both killed in Minneapolis shooting

There have been fewer homicides this year than last, but more shootings.
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An infant and adult male were shot and killed in Minneapolis Sunday afternoon, the most recent victims in a year that's seen an increase in shootings.

The shooting happened at 26th St. E and 11th Ave. S. According to KSTP, the Star Tribune, FOX 9 and others, the man and infant were in a vehicle when they were struck by gunfire.

We'll update this story with more information as it becomes available.

Shootings on the rise in Minneapolis

The number of shootings has been on the rise in Minneapolis this year, though the number of homicides is down.

According to the most recent Minneapolis police crime data for the week ending Oct. 3 (so not including Sunday's incident), 26 people had been killed in the city. At that same time last year, 34 people had been killed. Six of this year's homicides had come in the 3rd Precinct, which is where Sunday's shooting happened.

As for shootings, there had been 274 victims with gunshot wounds in the city in 2016 through Oct. 3. That's up 34 percent from the number of gunshot victims at the same time last year (there were 204). It's up more than 45 percent from 2014.

So far this year, police have recovered 490 guns that were used to commit crimes or were being possessed illegally. That's about 7.9 percent fewer than the 532 guns police recovered by this time in 2015.

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