Man dies in first of two fatal overnight shootings in Minneapolis

Despite the efforts of Minneapolis police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel, a man has died after being shot in Minneapolis on Saturday night.

Minneapolis police found the man, believed to be in his late 20s, on the street with life-threatening gunshot wounds near the 2600 block of South Cedar Avenue.

Various reports of gunshots and 911 calls around 9:50 p.m. had alerted 3rd District officers and Minneapolis Park Police to the 2500 block, where police believe the man was shot before he collapsed in the street.

The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital, where he died.

Police said they received reports of a vehicle fleeing the scene, but no arrests were made.

The Minneapolis Police Forensic Division handled the scene and collected evidence.

The Minneapolis Police Homicide Division has begun investigating.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the victim’s name and details surrounding his death.

Police said it was the 37th death being investigated for homicide this year, with the 38th occurring hours later in Minneapolis.

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