A teenager shot Wednesday south of downtown Minneapolis has died, police said, the latest in a string of young casualties of rising gun violence and the city’s 66th homicide this year.
According to police, the victim, who was in his late teens, was shot multiple times at 9:39 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of S. Nicollet Avenue. He has not been identified.
Police provided first aid until medics could take him to HCMC. Homicide investigators were notified Thursday that he died, according to police spokesman John Elder.
Investigators interviewed a number of people who may have been in the area at the time.
The shooting happened hours after another teenage boy was killed and another person injured in a shooting at N. Lowry and Logan avenues in the North Side’s Jordan neighborhood.
Elder said a 4 p.m. confrontation between two groups escalated into gunplay; the suspect or suspects fled before officers arrived, he said.