A man who was found shot over the weekend in the Jordan neighborhood of north Minneapolis has succumbed to his injuries, police officials and community activists said on Monday.
The shooting, the latest in a series of violent incidents in the area in recent weeks, prompted police to beef up patrols in the neighborhood.
Police were summoned to the 2600 block of Irving Avenue North about 3:25 p.m. Sunday by someone who reported a shooting, department spokesman John Elder said. Later, officers learned that the victim of the shooting had been taken to North Memorial Medical Center "by private vehicle," according to Elder.
There, the victim, whose identity hasn't been released by police, died of his injuries early Monday, Elder said. The death is being treated as "suspicious," he said.
"The circumstances surrounding this shooting are unclear at this time and are being investigated by the Minneapolis Police Department Homicide Unit," Elder said in a news release. When reached Monday, Elder declined to provide specific personnel numbers, but said the additional manpower deployed in the area would include both "marked and unmarked patrols."
On Monday, Lt. Mike Friestleben, inspector of the Fourth Precinct, which covers most of north Minneapolis, ordered extra patrols to cruise the area near where the shooting happened "in an effort to prevent future acts of violent crime," police said.