A man was fatally shot in north Minneapolis’ Folwell neighborhood early Tuesday, pushing the city’s homicide total for the year to 77.
A ShotSpotter activation at 1:25 a.m. drew police to the 3800 block of N. Girard Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle that had struck several parked cars in the middle of the block. Inside the vehicle was a man suffering from a gunshot wound, said Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder.
The victim was not breathing and did not have a pulse when officers pulled him from the vehicle and began CPR. Paramedics arrived and took over but were unsuccessful in reviving the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Elder said.
The name of the victim, who was believed to be in his 50s, had not been released as of Tuesday night.
Homicide investigators and officers from the Fourth Precinct interviewed potential witnesses and asked that anyone with information call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips also may be submitted electronically at CrimeStoppersMN.org.