Shooting outside Mortimer's Bar leaves one dead, one critically injured

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Mortimer's Bar is located at the corner of Franklin and Lyndale in south Minneapolis.
:::: UPDATE :::: Mortimer's Bar shooting victim waved middle finger as his life slipped away, witness says

Shortly after bar close this morning, a shooting outside Mortimer's Bar left one man dead and another critically injured.

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No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, according to an MPD press release. The release leaves it unclear whether the shooter was one of the two men, both of them, or somebody else. A call to the MPD's public information officer seeking more information wasn't returned Sunday.

Here's the entirety of the MPD's news release:
Shortly after 2:00am, officers responded to a shooting at Mortimer's Bar, 2001 Lyndale Avenue South. When officers arrived they located 2 adult males who had been shot outside of the bar. Both men were transported via ambulance to HCMC where one man died and the other is in critical condition.

Preliminary information indicates that the suspect and the victims may have known each other and the shooting stemmed from a verbal altercation that occurred earlier last night. This appears to be an isolated incident and not a random act.

The Minneapolis Police Homicide Unit is investigating this case and witnesses are being interviewed. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the MPD tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). The CCN is 13-339913.
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BIPkillaREGBBC4L
BIPkillaREGBBC4L

I run the south side of mpls B.I.P Killa Regg Get Well Tezz My Goon Is Strong yall scaryvass whte ppl need to stop dnt nobdy care bout yall this is bigger then u wuld ever knw yeh we took a lost but its nothin

BIPkillaREGBBC4L
BIPkillaREGBBC4L

I run the south side of mpls B.I.P Killa Regg Get Well Tezz My Goon Is Strong yall scaryvass whte ppl need to stop dnt nobdy care bout yall this is bigger then u wuld ever knw yeh we took a lost but its nothin SOUTH SIDE BOGUS BOY CLICC 223 BITCH

Matt1Up
Matt1Up

What I witnessed last night cannot be justified whatsoever.

Ok...there was a shooting. I understand the need for the police to respond to the scene quickly. I get it. Just remember this comment though a couple days/months/ or years from now when another innocent person is killed by police officers who are responding to a call and driving reckless as all hell. 

I was standing in front of CC Club just after bar close when the first cops came flying by going about 70 or 80 mph down Lyndale.....there were people crossing the street who literally had to run for their lives to not get hit by a police car and I am not exaggerating one bit either when I say they had to 'run for their lives' - They would have been killed if they were not able move as fast as they did. 

Combine this with the pedestrian on the scooter/motorcycle who got killed off 27th and Lyndale when police were responding to another shooting call and another incident I witnessed last fall where a cop was flying down Lyndale heading south doing about 60mph WITH NO LIGHTS OR SIRENS ON even though he was completely blind as he headed over  the Greenway Bike Path bridge and into an area that is commonly active at night with bar and restaurant business and I would say we have a problem that needs to be addressed....one that has nothing to do with guns or alcohol.

Unless someone in the Minneapolis Police Department addresses this issue seriously with some updated training and procedures I can promise you that it won't be long before you are reading about more deaths in the Uptown area involving police cruisers and pedestrians.

Mark my words. Hope I'm wrong.  

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

I have lived within blocks of this bar for years up until very recently.  A big part of why we moved is that Oakland/Nicollet (Just up the street from Mort's) turned into a major gang controlled drug market.  The whole neighborhood changed after the tornado in Norf'  It is now VERY unsafe to be in this area on foot after dark.  The brownstones along Oakland are all gang controlled, the junkies practically wait outside in lines.  Muggings are common after dark.

Ann Fitch
Ann Fitch

I have a feeling this shooting was in response to the NYT article on the dating scene on Uptown.

Robyn Myrmel
Robyn Myrmel

Yup I helped hold one of the kids legs up. He just looked like he was sleeping

Katie Rehberger
Katie Rehberger

Karl Besser, yeah. 9 yrs ago she said don't go to Mortimer's, people die there

Karl Besser
Karl Besser

Katie Rehberger, remember what that lady said to you????

keny1
keny1

So let's start making bets. 

Blacks or Mexicans?

mplsroadrash
mplsroadrash

with all those traffic cameras on that corner wont be long before someone is in custody.  just goes to prove alcohol and firearms do not mix. 

Sarah Muellerleile
Sarah Muellerleile

I can't wait for this to be added to the New York Times article about the Minneapolis dating scene.

Frank Otero
Frank Otero

Damn...it's not that kind of place - guess it can happen anywhere. The worse thing I've seen there was that I drank too much.

Cady Eddy
Cady Eddy

I heard this last night, but thought it was zombie silly-ness. So sad!

Michael Flowers
Michael Flowers

I was sitting at a backyard firepit about 2 blocks away. Heard rapid gunfire. A few minutes later, sirens. Making a walk to the SA on 22nd, saw at least 8 squads. Police were still interviewing witnesses. A bystander said 2 had been shot, one of which was dead.

godfearing1
godfearing1

You hit it rite on the marker! Excellent!

jo1glex
jo1glex

@Matt1Up   You're right.  The indiscipline, recklessness and panic Minneapolis Police Department personnel show every day is an outrage.  They completely lose their heads at every opportunity, placing themselves and the public in more danger.  They will kill more people until they finally kill someone whose family has the resources they can't be marginalized, and they can hire lawyers powerful enough to shine a light on the dangerous amateurishness this department shows every time it matters.

jo1glex
jo1glex

@mohanlon3  How close did you say you lived to this area?  Oakland is blocks up from Nicollet, and the streets are parallel.  35W splits up the neighborhood too, so Oakland is in a whole 'nother neighborhood from Nicollet.  Whittier is not Phillips, and neither is Stevens Park or The Wedge.

When you're talking about brownstones along Oakland, you do know that Oakland is between Park and Portland, and only starts at Franklin and goes South from there?

Could you please specify? 

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

@Maggie Strugala it's been going on longer than the last few months.  The brown stones up the hill from that bar on Oakland have turned into drug Mega Malls and the guys running them are straight up hard cases.  (Until last summer I lived on oakland and watched major changes happen in those buildings, they went from nice places to live, to full of Impala driving guys with gold teeth and really stupid clothes, soon after junkies startred hanging out all damn day waiting for their dealer man to sell them some junk..)   P.S.  Franklin ave IS about as ghettoe as inner south gets, you were in a ghettoe bar known for being a clearing house for cocaine.  Go up the street to the CC, it's lots safer.

jo1glex
jo1glex

@Ann Fitch Chad shot Brad.  Or maybe it was the other way around.  Or maybe the collective consciousness of all women everywhere shot both Chad and Brad, on general principles.

1356go
1356go

@Robyn Myrmel Hey were you the one that was crying tat I was talking to when the shooting occured?

godfearing1
godfearing1

This isnt a isolated incident! This problem exists national and needs too be addressed as a whole! Stereotypical b.s ok! For example what's your take on the newtown ct shooting? This issue touched everyone despite basing it on any ethnics, me as a human being was impacted greatly! Stop pointing the finger and get into the solution. God bless!

godfearing1
godfearing1

Violence exist despite ethnic background. When we focus on a particular group we have the tendency to single ppl out. Stereotypical b.s! For example the newtown ct shooting? What's your position on that issue? We can go on and on with pointing the finger. The only thing that separates us as individuals is the way we think ok and that's goes for everyone that exist.

StinkySteve
StinkySteve

@keny1 shut up and go join the KKK you racist!!!!! obviously this was the work of 22 year old white MCAD students.

Matt1Up
Matt1Up

@Michael Lindee  And it gets dark around 5pm in the middle of the winter. That's gotta be a total bummer dude! 

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Michael Lindee 

So is Mpls.

jo1glex
jo1glex

@mohanlon3 I've read some more of your comments below, so accept my apology for my tone.  There are too many trolls mucking up these boards.  But still, could you elaborate?  I live a bit south of the area you're talking about but I do know it well and have a great interest.

Are you talking about Oakland or Stevens?

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mohanlon3 Oakland Ave. is a long way from Mort's. Two completely different neighborhoods.

jo1glex
jo1glex

@StinkySteve @keny1  LOL!  The guy who writes Keny is pretending to have an argument with his other clickbait troll racist screen name!  Oh my!  What will happen!?

keny1
keny1

@StinkySteve

LOL! Yeah, you are probably right. But the deceased is black (Reginald Haynes). This white-on-black violence has got to stop!!

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Well, whenever you go downtown to the "big city", you won't find morts there. Stick to Applebee's champ

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@mohanlon3 @MNjoe Franklin/Nicollet got a little better when that SA at the corner was closed. It's always been a rough area. Haven't lived there for years now (moved to the Mort's area) but wouldn't walk around there at night then or now.

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

@MNjoe @mohanlon3 my apologies for the confusion, meant Groveland, just up the hill from Mort's, about six long blocks away.  Mort's at Franklin and Lyndale is not the area I was most referring to as changing, the Franklin Nicollet area is what I was referring to.  Seems to me like the badness spills over into what had been a pretty safe area for quite some time, until about 2 years ago when it rapidly changed over.

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

@afsmps @keny1 @mohanlon3 I am not a bigot, I am a resident informing folks of the changing neighborhood scene in that area, unless disliking narcotics dealers makes me a bigot.  And it ain't a platform, it's more like a public service message.  2 years ago, the DEA had to bring in multiple SCHOOL BUSES to haul out all the dealers in that neighborhood they arrested in one big sweep.  People of all color were snagged for felonies.  The fact that somebody died is tragic.  I am showing some decency in warning people that the character of the area has changed.

mohanlon3
mohanlon3

@keny1 @mohanlon3 most of the gangs I refer to are indeed black, but it would be a bit inaccurate to call it an invasion since a bunch of black folks already lived in the area and were fine enough neighbors.. Gangs aren't about color, lots of the dealers in those buildings I refer to are white rich kids who sell heroin and other narcotics, the drop off guys did all look like stereotype gang members though.  Gangs are about money and will employ anyone who makes them $$$


afsmps
afsmps

@keny1 @mohanlon3 

Somebody is dead and you are using it as a platform for your bigotry. Have some decency.

jo1glex
jo1glex

@keny1 @StinkySteve   Oh, good.  Looks like the guy who writes "keny" and "StinkySteve" has worked out the fake argument between his two troll accounts.  Phew.  We were all worried.

Drewey
Drewey topcommenter

Your view of large cities is funny. You really don't understand them at all. I assure you it's not the road warriors from Lino or fridley that keep the lights on. You have been falsely convinced of your importance by Fox News.

keny1
keny1

@jo1glex

Oh and BTW, I own my own home, and since you think Fridley is some sort of backwards hick suburb, apparently you have never heard of Innsbruck. 

keny1
keny1

@jo1glex

The shooting didn't happen in the bar, but whatever. Also, since when did fear of violence make one a racist? Your logic........

Makes. No. Sense. 

jo1glex
jo1glex

@keny1  And oh,yes.  It would be absolutely great for people who live in their parents' basement in Fridley if Minneapolis were to collapse.  Dumbass.

jo1glex
jo1glex

@keny1 @Drewey  Why yes, keny. That's exactly what happened to Detroit.  Fear-crazed white racists stopped going to inner-city hipster bars.

keny1
keny1

@Drewey 

I agree with both you and Joe. Let's hope violent crime increases in Minneapolis to the point that suburbanites (and their money) quit coming into the city. That way, you can have your liberal utopia of crime and poverty all to yourselves. It worked out great for Detroit.

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