Man killed in Minneapolis drive-by shooting Wednesday night

The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) is investigating a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis.

MPD Public Information Officer Garret Parten said ShotSpotter activation and several calls reporting shots fired came in just before 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday near the intersection of 33rd Avenue North and Knox Avenue North.

Officers then found a man believed to be in his early 20s with a life-threatening gunshot wound sitting in a vehicle. First responders then took him to the hospital, where he reportedly died.

Investigators believe that the shots were fired from a vehicle driving through the area. Preliminary information shows that the shooter continued to fire after striking the victim, according to police. Investigators were also processing evidence at the intersection of Lowry and Knox Avenue North, about a block away from where the victim was shot.

Officer Parten implored the public to share any information with law enforcement.

“The longer our communities stay quiet, the more dangerous our communities become,” Officer Parten said.

This is the 28th death that is being investigated as a homicide in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis police asked anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online. All information can be reported anonymously.