A man died from gunshot wounds at HCMC on Monday morning after he was shot near the 3700 block of 1st Avenue South in the Kingfield neighborhood on Sunday evening, according to Minneapolis Police.
Officers found the victim lying in an alley after responding to a report of shots fired in the area. The incident remains under investigation.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has not yet released the victim’s identity.
Police will step-up patrols in the area, both in squad cars and on foot, according to a news release from the MPD.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or send an anonymous tip to CRIMES (274637) and begin message with: TIP674. The case number is 15-390665.
The homicide is the latest in a string of gun violence in the city. The number of homicides in Minneapolis is up from 2014.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau issued a statement Thursday about the increase in violence.
“I continue to be concerned about the recent violence we have seen in our city. We have witnessed too many senseless and tragic deaths,” she said. “The common denominator in many of the homicides this year, including the two most recent homicides and this evening’s shooting in Minneapolis, is that people are using guns in the heat of the moment to settle their personal disputes, making it virtually impossible for police to predict or prevent these acts. I can assure you we have teams out looking for the perpetrators of this violence. I urge anyone with information on these homicides or shootings to step forward and help us make arrests to provide justice for the families of the victims.”
Officers with the MPD’s 5th Precinct had plan to door knock in the area where the homicide occurred to answer questions and show support for neighbors.
In a Facebook post, City Council Member Elizabeth Glidden (Ward 8) wrote: “The Kingfield Neighborhood Association and I are here to support neighbors. My great sympathies to the family and friends of the man who lost his life last night and to the neighbors who live near.”