Minneapolis sees 3 homicides in 24 hours 

Three people were killed between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday in Minneapolis.

A Minneapolis police officer sits in his squad car behind a police line at the scene of a shooting. (Tony Webster/Flickr)

Three people were shot and killed within 24 hours in Minneapolis this weekend, according to police.

The first incident occurred Saturday night when police were dispatched to the 600 block of West Broadway around 9 p.m. after 911 callers reported that people had been shot. Officers arrived and located an adult male, believed to be in his 30s, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to North Memorial Medical Center in grave condition and later died.

Around the same time, officers were alerted to another adult male, also believed to be in his 30s, who was suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. The man said he was shot at a different location, but police believe he was shot at the same West Broadway address as the first victim.

A preliminary investigation indicated that several people were standing outside of a business when someone fired a weapon from inside a car, striking the two victims.

The second incident took place shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday evening in the area of the 1200 block of Lake Street. Officers found a man in his 30s with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and died shortly after arriving.

Police believe a dispute between two or more people escalated into gunfire.

Just a couple hours later, police were notified of a ShotSpotter activation on the 1800 block of Glenwood Avenue North. Police discovered a 20-year-old man in an alley suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Police think the victim and at least one suspect got into a “dispute” inside a business in the area.

The three deaths, all recorded between 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday, bring the total number of homicides on the year to 56.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 


Anthony Gockowski

Anthony Gockowski is Editor-in-Chief of Alpha News. He previously worked as an editor for The Minnesota Sun and Campus Reform, and wrote for the Daily Caller.