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One Injured in Early Morning Shooting

January 18, 2021 (MINNEAPOLIS) – Monday morning at 7:30 am, Minneapolis police responded to a report of a shooting on the 2900 block of Franklin Avenue East.

Officers arrived and located a 72-year-old male in critical condition suffering from gunshot wounds.  He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by paramedics.

Preliminary investigation indicates that this occurred during a possible robbery attempt outside of a business.  The suspect is described as a black male in his 20’s, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, with a slim build, wearing a mask, black sweater with a white square on the back and hood and grey pants.

The GO # for this case is 21-012292.

The MPD is asking that anyone with information is encouraged to call the Homicide Unit at 612-673-2941 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Tips may be submitted electronically at All Tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a financial reward.

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