The deaths of three Twin Cities men in the past week have been ruled homicides by the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office, which identified the victims Thursday.
The medical examiner said in a written release that Abdulahi Kadir Awuni, 19, died from multiple gunshot wounds and Rastem Mohamed Abubakar, 24, died of a single gunshot wound to the head in shootings that occurred Sunday night about 7:45 p.m. near the Franklin Housing Cooperative apartments at E. Franklin and 23rd Avenue S. in Minneapolis. Both men were from Minneapolis.
When police responded to a report of shots fired, they found a car with three people inside. Two were dead; a third person with serious but noncritical injuries was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, police said.
The suspects reportedly fled on foot. No arrests have been made in connection with the shootings.
Also Thursday, the medical examiner identified a 30-year-old man whose body was found just before dawn Tuesday in a West St. Paul driveway as Daniel Wallner.
Wallner, a West St. Paul resident, died from “sharp force injuries of the torso,” the medical examiner said. No arrests have been made in his death, which is unrelated to the Minneapolis shootings.