Minneapolis police homicide detectives on Monday continued their investigation into the deadly shooting of two people, who were found in a car that crashed outside Roosevelt High School the night before.

About 10:40 p.m. Sunday, officers were called to a report of a shooting in the 4000 block of S. 28th Avenue where they found the victims in a silver Chevrolet Impala on the east side of 28th, according to police and scanner traffic. The victims, a man and a woman, were pronounced dead at the scene, although it wasn't immediately clear whether they were shot at that location.

Their identities will be released in the coming days by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office.

A third person who was also in the vehicle was evaluated by medical personnel at the scene and later interviewed by detectives, MPD spokesman John Elder said. It was not clear whether that person sustained any injuries in the shooting.

One of the responding police officers apparently recognized the Impala from several shots-fired calls over the weekend, according to scanner audio posted online. "Unknown if related," an officer can be heard saying on the air.

After the shooting, homicide detectives and Crime Lab technicians walked down the frigid street with flashlights to scour the ground for any physical evidence. A preliminary investigation suggests that the suspected shooter asked the driver of the car for a ride to the North Side. At some point during the trip, the suspect pulled out a gun and shot two of the passengers, killing them, under circumstances that are not clear yet.

Afterward, the car hopped a curb and crashed outside Roosevelt, and the suspect fled on foot, the preliminary investigation shows. No arrests had been made as of midday Monday.

Police also didn't release any details about a motive for the shooting, one of several over the weekend. In another incident, a teenage boy was shot while attending a gathering at a home in the 700 block of N. Lyndale Avenue.

The deaths were the city's fifth and sixth homicides of the year.

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