Woman dead after shooting at Minneapolis bus stop; police looking for suspect


A woman is dead after a bus stop shooting in south Minneapolis Tuesday night.

It happened after an apparent "dispute" between the woman and the suspect on the corner of East Lake Street and Park Avenue, where officers found the victim "suffering from multiple gunshot wounds," Minneapolis police said in a news release.

Among those injuries was a gunshot wound to the head, the Star Tribune reports.

The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition, but later died despite lifesaving efforts, police say.

The medical examiner is expected to release her identity and cause of death later Wednesday.

Authorities are now looking for the shooter, who is said to have fled the scene. Witnesses report having seen a car speeding away down an alley after the shooting, the Star Tribune notes.

Police say they're moving resources into the area to increase patrols, and to help "engage with business owners and residents. They're also asking anyone with information to come forward.

A violent year in Minneapolis

2015 has seen a troubling increase in gun violence on Minneapolis's streets.

Police reported this past summer there were more than 100 "nonfatal" shootings in the city last year, an 11 percent increase over 2014.

The city's "shots fired" data also shows that July had the most shooting incidents since the Minneapolis P.D. started tracking gunshot data in 2012.

As for homicides, those were up, too – by the end of August, there were 30 fatal shootings, well over the 23 recorded at the same time last year.

Police Chief Janeé Harteau recently visited area neighborhoods to address citizens' safety concerns. They also increased police presence in neighborhoods in both south and north Minneapolis “in an effort to prevent future acts of violent crime.”

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