Man shot dead in Near North area of Minneapolis
Two separate calls came in late on Tuesday night -- one reporting that gunshots were heard around a Near North Minneapolis home, and one reporting that someone needed medical help.
Today brings news of the year's eighth homicide.
Minneapolis Fire and paramedics rushed to the scene at about 12:30 a.m. this morning, but it was too late.
At 1116 Irving Avenue North, the paramedics and firemen discovered a 27-year-old man dead, according to Sgt. Stephen McCarty. It appeared he'd been shot.
The officers arrived too late to catch any suspects and are asking people to report anything they know to 1-800-692-TIPS (8477).
"It's all under investigation," says McCarty. "A lot is still unknown."
The young man's identity may not be released until Friday.
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Previous 2011 Minneapolis Homicides:
Krissy Bates, 45, was strangled, stabbed, and beaten to death on January 11 in her apartment at 1302 Linden Ave. Arnold Darwin Waukazo, her boyfriend, has been charged with murdering Bates, who was transgender.
Stanley Curtis Rogers, 58, was shot dead on the night of January 21 in what police describe as a robbery gone bad in an alley behind 3656 Clinton Ave. S. Ladell James Antone Johnson, 18, has been charged with his murder.
Jeremee Jon Kraskey, 32, died of multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning, February 26. Police found his body in the back yard of a home at 3520 14th Ave. S. near Powderhorn Park.
Stephanie Smith, 21, was shot and killed the night of March 28 as she was riding in a car on Park Avenue South with another man. Someone opened fire from another vehicle, and then sped away. There have been no arrests yet in the case.
Benjamin Van Handel, 23, a U of M student out late with friends in Dinkytown, was intentionally run over early in the morning on April 15. He died of his injuries April 21. Timothy Ayman Bakdash, 29, is charged with his murder.
Tomika Swoope, 19, was shot on April 25 in a suspected drive-by on Columbus Avenue South, near her home. Witnesses think she was mistaken for being a gang member. She died April 28 at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Keontrell Govan, 18, died the day after he was found shot in the alley behind the Church of St. Bridget in north Minneapolis on May 4. Ishmael Rashad Moore and Dashaunta D Mar Gomez, both 17, have been charged with second degree murder in the case.