MINNEAPOLIS– Police are investigating several nighttime shootings, one of which has been confirmed as fatal.
Multiple squads and officers responded to an area near 27th Street and 15th Avenue in south Minneapolis Friday night. WCCO was told police responded to a call about a possible shooting just before midnight.
According to the police, the preliminary investigation indicates that there was an altercation between two individuals who knew each other. It eventually escalated into gunfire. The victim has not been identified and no one has been arrested.
This is the 72nd death being investigated for homicide in Minneapolis so far in 2022.
The house where the fatal shooting occurred was also the scene of a fire overnight. Although authorities say they have not found a connection between the two, firefighters responded to the blaze. They found flames on the porch and on the first floor. They were able to put out the fire on the first floor, but by then it had spread to the second floor, the attic and the roof. The house is now deemed uninhabitable.
About two hours later, shots were fired along Hennepin Avenue near 4th Street. Police responded to a call for shots fired at around 1.25am. An 18-year-old woman suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound during the incident. She was taken to Hennepin Healthcare.
Police say a 17-year-old boy also attended Hennepin Healthcare with a non-fatal injury related to the incident. Again, it appears an altercation at the scene turned into gunfire. No one has been arrested in this case either.
Also Friday night, another shooting just before 11 p.m. This one was downtown, near South 8th Street and Portland Avenue.
Police say a man is seriously injured. First responders took him to the hospital. So far, there have been no arrests.