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Man Dies from January 7th Shooting

January 9, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) The adult male victim that had been previously listed in critical condition after an early morning shooting on January 7th has died at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC).

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the name of the deceased, as well as the cause and nature of his death.

This case remains under investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department’s Homicide unit. Case Number 16-007373.

Anyone with information is encouraged to text their tip in to 847411 (TIP411).  Enter MPD, a space, and then the information.  These text messages are assigned a tip number and the police department has no way of identifying the source of the information.  All texts are anonymous.  Persons may also call the MPD TIP Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).

Three Injured in Early Morning Shooting Downtown

January 7, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis Police Officers working off-duty aired that shots were being fired in the area 3rd Street North and 1st Avenue North at approximately 1:53 a.m..

Officers immediately located two adult victims, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers provided medical care to the victims until paramedics arrived. The victims were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) by ambulance. The adult female victim is being treated for non-life threatening wounds.  The second victim, an adult male, was shot multiple times and is currently in critical condition at HCMC.

At 3:32 a.m. officers were informed that a third victim had been treated and released for a graze wound from North Memorial Medical Center (NMMC). This male victim stated that he had been shot downtown.

Officers interviewed witnesses at the shooting scene and are checking with business owners in the area to see if the shooting was captured on surveillance cameras. No arrests have been made.

Officers from the First Precinct will be in the area of the shooting during the day speaking with business owners and community members. Anyone with information is about this shooting, or any other crime is encouraged to speak with the officers.

Anyone with information is encouraged to text their tip in to 847411 (TIP411).  Enter MPD, a space, and then the information.  These text messages are assigned a tip number and the police department has no way of identifying the source of the information.  All texts are anonymous.  Persons may also call the MPD TIP Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).

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