September 26, 2015 (MINNEAPOLIS) At 10:38 pm on Friday night there was a ShotSpotter notification of shots fired on the 1800 block of Newton Avenue North. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male with a gunshot wound deceased out in front a residence. Officers dealing with a number of people in the area located another male party who had been shot in the foot. He was transported to North Memorial Medical Center via ambulance.
Preliminary investigation yields that the deceased individual was the intended target. No suspect description is available at this time.
The Medical Examiner will release the identity of the victim as well as the nature and cause of death.
The Inspector commanding the 4th Precinct is increasing directed patrol in this area as well as asking officers for more community engagement in the affected neighborhood. We are allocating patrol resources in an effort to prevent future acts of violent crime. Residents will see more police in this area and are encouraged to share information and work with officers on this public safety issue.
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 15-361718.