A man hospitalized last week after being shot in north Minneapolis’ Jordan neighborhood has died of his injuries, a police spokesman said.
The victim, identified in police reports as 21-year-old Kalin Parker, was shot in the head during a Sept. 29 incident in the area of Penn and 25th avenues N., police spokesman officer Corey Schmidt said in a news release. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center, where doctors fought for days to keep him alive.
But police were told Wednesday that Parker, of Aldrich Avenue N., had died, Schmidt said.
He said police got a call around 6:46 p.m. Friday after someone reported seeing man down next to a vehicle outside Broadway Flats, a mixed-use development project. The victim had some blood on him, the 911 caller reported.
An ambulance took Parker to North Memorial Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition until his death.
No arrests have been announced in the slaying, the city’s 33rd of the year.
In the days after the shooting, dozens of friends and relatives posted messages of shock and mourning on Parker’s Facebook page, rooting for the man they called “KP” to pull through.
One user posted: “You’ve rested long enough, it’s time to get back to it man.” Another wrote that Parker’s friends were all waiting for him to “get up.”
“You gotta get up,” the woman wrote, echoing other commenters.
The page says Parker originally hailed from Gary, Ind., and graduated from Patrick Henry High School.