Gunfire on Minneapolis’ North Side killed one man and seriously wounded another Friday evening.
Police officers were called to the 2200 block of N. Aldrich Avenue on a report of shots fired around 6:30 p.m. While en route, they were flagged down at N. Lyndale and 17th avenues by someone who was driving a man with gunshot wounds to a hospital.
First responders removed the man from the car and found he had no pulse; he died at the scene.
Another man with a gunshot wound to the back was taken to HCMC, where he remains in critical but stable condition.
Late Friday, detectives worked at both scenes linked to the shootings, knocking on doors to interview possible witnesses, removing what appeared to be a bullet from the siding of a home on Aldrich and setting evidence markers near strewn bullet casings. Investigators later recovered a gun nearby.
The crime lab examined a dark sedan parked on the street that was peppered with bullet holes inside and outside. “It’s possible they were shooting out of the vehicle as well,” an officer relayed to dispatch.
The death was the city’s 35th homicide of the year.
It occurred about a block north of a troubled corner that has been the source of countless resident complaints about criminal activity.