Two people were killed and at least four others wounded during a 24-hour burst of violence across Minneapolis over the weekend, according to police reports.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether any of the shootings were related.
As of Monday, only one arrest had been announced in the five shootings.
In the first incident, shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, officers found a 36-year-old man unresponsive at the intersection of E. 16th Street and Park Avenue S. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A police spokesman said at the time that the man “suffered gunshot wounds,” while ruling out suicide.
Less than two hours later, a 30-year-old man was shot in the hip near N. 17th and Washington avenues, after an exchange of words with an unknown man, police said.
Just after 4 a.m., police say a man, 36, was shot twice in the 3400 block of 5th Street NE., in what appeared to be a domestic dispute. A 32-year-old man was later booked into Hennepin County jail on suspicion of first-degree domestic assault.
Later that night, a man was taken to North Memorial with a gunshot wound to the leg after gunfire broke out in the 3300 block of Bryant Avenue N. The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. Another male victim from that shooting showed up at the hospital some time later, police said. Both injuries were considered non-life-threatening, a department spokesman confirmed.
In the most recent attack, the 22-year-old driver of a van was found shot to death about 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to police. The van, which was reported stolen from Brooklyn Center a few days earlier, had crashed into a tree and a fire hydrant before rolling to a stop in the area of W. 32nd Street and Blaisdell Avenue S., police said.
An autopsy is expected later this week.