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Man Dies in Early Morning Shooting

September 9, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) Officers from the Fifth Precinct responded to the 4500 block of Stevens Avenue South around 2:52 a.m. in response to several 9-1-1 callers who heard the sound of gunshots. One of the 9-1-1 callers reported a vehicle crashed into the freeway sound wall just east of Stevens Avenue South.

When officers arrived, they found a deceased adult male inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. At this point, it is believed that the suspect and victim were known to each other. There is no one in custody related to this case.

Investigators from the Minneapolis Police Department’s Homicide Unit and MPD’s Crime Lab will be investigating this homicide.

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

Case number 17-344579.

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