Gunfire erupted during a dispute between a group of people on Minneapolis’ South Side early Thursday, leaving one man dead and police searching for the triggerman.
Police said the victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was near several people involved in a dispute when someone started shooting at the group. The man was apparently not the intended target of the shooter. No motive has been offered for the attack.
He was rushed to HCMC in critical condition but later died of his injuries, police said. He became the city’s eighth homicide victim of the year, and the second in as many weeks.
No one has been arrested.
Around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to the 2700 block of S. 16th Avenue for what several 911 callers described as an altercation that escalated into gunfire. Officers administered CPR to the man until paramedics arrived and took over.
Department spokesman John Elder said homicide detectives are looking for anyone who may have witnessed the shooting, “and they are attempting to put together a suspect description.” He added that the incident didn’t appear to be related to any other recent shootings in the area.
The homicide happened about 12 blocks east of another shooting Tuesday, in which a 33-year-old man was sitting in his car when he was shot multiple times, according to police. That victim managed to drive himself to the hospital, police said.