A dispute between two men in a south Minneapolis parking lot early Thursday ended with a shooting that left one of them dead.

Officers responded to the 2200 block of S. Lyndale Avenue about 3 a.m. after several people called 911 to report a shooting. Police found a man in grave condition lying in a parking lot with a gunshot wound, police spokesman John Elder said.

The victim received aid from police and paramedics and was taken by ambulance to HCMC, where he died. His name has not been released, Elder said.

Elder did not say if anybody had been arrested.

Preliminary information indicated that the victim and the gunman, who apparently knew each other, were arguing before shots were fired, Elder said.

Anyone with information about the shooting was encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips may also be submitted electronically atCrimeStoppersMN.org.

Tim Harlow