A man was fatally shot early Tuesday along a well-traveled street close to the University of Minnesota, authorities said, marking the second violent death near the campus this week.
No arrests in this latest death have been announced.
Shortly after 12:50 a.m., officers were alerted to shots being fired in the 1400 block of Washington Avenue S. in the Seven Corners neighborhood, where there are several bars and a large hotel, police said.
The wounded man had been taken to HCMC in a private vehicle before officers arrived.
Authorities have yet to release the victim's identity or reveal any details about what led to the shooting.
Late Sunday near the U, two men who crossed paths at a bar clashed later a few blocks away, leaving one dead and the other jailed briefly, police said.
The two first encountered each other Sunday at Sally's Saloon. They left and ended up about three blocks away near University Avenue SE. and Oak Street, where their "altercation became physical" about 11 p.m., a statement from police read.
A police report said no weapon was used during the confrontation.
Derrick L. Geshick Jr., 27, was taken by ambulance to HCMC, where he died, police said. Police said Geshick was from St. Paul, while the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office gave him a current address in Roseville.
A 20-year-old University of Minnesota student was briefly arrested and then released pending further investigation. The Star Tribune generally does not identify suspects before charges are filed.
The man "called 911 during the incident and spoke with dispatchers, and stayed on the scene until squads arrived," a statement late Monday morning from police read. "The individual continues to cooperate with the detectives."
Anyone with information about either death is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous, and information may lead to a reward.
Tips can also be sent to police anonymously in a text to 847411 (TIP411). Enter MPD, a space, and then the information. Police are unable to detect who sends texts to this number.