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Mechanic shot dead in Minneapolis while working on a food truck

His family is asking for help with funeral expenses.
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A Minnesota family is asking for help with funeral expenses after their loved one was gunned down in Minneapolis earlier this week.

Mounds View resident David Ryman was shot dead around 6 p.m. on Monday at Lyndale Avenue North and 47th Avenue North, Minneapolis police reported

The 26-year-old mechanic had been doing maintenance on a food truck when the shooting happened, police spokesman Corey Schmidt told the Pioneer Press. Investigators believe Ryman and another man had been arguing before multiple shots were fired.

Ryman was hit in the neck and chest, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. Police say he died at the scene.

Family told the Star Tribune Ryman was a father of three with a new baby at home.

"David a father of 3 kids gun [sic] down at the age of 26," the victim's sister wrote on a GoFundMe page. "Family and loved ones cant afford the cost of lying him down to rest in peace going to miss him dearly an his kids will miss him too."

A woman who was working on the food truck told the Strib she was standing “within about a foot” of Ryman when he was shot. 

The paper points out that the shooting occurred on a busy block that includes a Dairy Queen and other casual food outlets, and that other food trucks were visiting at the time.

On Friday, police arrested a 32-year-old Minneapolis man for Probable Cause Murder. He was being held without bail. 

GoMN does not release the names of suspects until they have been charged. Stay tuned for updates.

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