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Minneapolis police chief visits neighborhoods struck by recent violence

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Minneapolis police arrived at a house in south Minneapolis Friday evening to find two people dead from gunshot wounds after an apparent domestic incident.

Hours later, a ShotSpotter report of shots fired in north Minneapolis drew officers to a front lawn where another man was found dead, also from a gunshot wound, in an apparent targeted attack.

The department's response: increased community engagement and resources focused on those areas "in an effort to prevent future acts of violent crime.”

Part of that effort continued Sunday night, when Police Chief Janeé Harteau visited the neighborhoods struck by violence last week to speak with residents and address the community's concerns.

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In the 3rd Precinct, where the double homicide occurred on the 2200 block of 10th Avenue South, Harteau said that despite the domestic nature of the shooting it's still "very unsettling" for those who live nearby, KARE 11 reports.

The police department said it took two people into custody in connection with the incident, one as a suspect and the other for protective reasons.

Police still haven't released details however, and the Star Tribune notes that has residents concerned about the "mystery" of what happened. More details could come Monday, Harteau said, according to the paper.

From there Harteau went to the 4th Precinct and north Minneapolis, where the man was found dead on the 1800 block of Newton Avenure North. Another was shot in the foot and taken to the hospital.

She met with residents near the scene, according to a police department tweet, and patrols to the area have been increased.

Police have not announced any arrests in connection with that shooting, but are hoping for the public's help.

Harteau later went downtown to the First Precinct – where six people were injured in a shooting incident two weeks ago.

According to WCCO, the chief is considering changes to the city's bar close time, plus other possible adjustments to ordinance, to address late-night crime in the area.

Homicides up, police deal with spate of shootings

City police have been dealing with a rash of shootings recently. Two weeks ago, on another Friday night, one person was killed and 10 shot in total in separate incidents in downtown and north Minneapolis, prompting Harteau to say it highlighted the “challenges” city police are facing.

There has been an uptick in violent crime in 2015 across Hennepin County. According to Minneapolis police statistics, at the end of August there had been 30 confirmed homicides, compared to 23 at the same point in 2014.

The Star Tribune’s Libor Jany said the double killing in south Minneapolis now brings the city’s homicide count this year to 33, which will rise to 34 if the north Minneapolis shooting is confirmed a homicide.

Anyone with information about the north Minneapolis shooting should call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) and begin message with: TIP674.

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