Minneapolis police on Sunday continued their search for suspects in a series of shootings across the city that they said left one woman dead and six others injured within a span of hours the night before.
As of early Sunday, no arrests had been made, according to a police news release.
Officers responded to 911 calls about shots fired near S. 9th Street and LaSalle Avenue — around the corner from the downtown theater district, police said. While they were en route, other callers reported a man down on 9th Street between LaSalle and Hennepin Avenue. While treating the man, who suffered a gunshot wound that was not life-threatening, officers found a woman dead in a nearby parking structure. Her name and age are expected to be released after an autopsy is conducted.
According to police scanner audio posted online, police have video that captured at least part of the incident.
The woman's death was the city's 26th homicide of the year — twice as many as it had at this time last year, according to department statistics. In 2020 — when Minneapolis logged its highest homicide tally in a quarter-century — the city's 26th killing occurred June 22.
Hours earlier, two gunshot victims showed up at North Memorial Health Hospital after they were shot at a park near the 4200 block of Webber Parkway, according to police, who did not release identities or conditions.
About 3:27 a.m. Sunday, police were called to W. Broadway and Penn Avenue after gunfire broke out at what police described as an "exceptionally chaotic" house party. Officers found a man shot in the chest in the basement. Officials said he is expected to survive.
The man was taken to North Memorial, where another male victim from the same shooting was dropped off a short time later, officials said. A third victim, a woman with a wound that wasn't life-threatening, was dropped off at Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park. The suspect or suspects were gone before police arrived.