Victim in September Stevens Square shooting identified

After being shot in the neck at Stevens Square Park in September, a man succumbed to his injuries nearly three weeks later at Hennepin County Medical Center.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified 47-year-old Joshua Fields as the victim who was shot inside a car on Sept. 25 and died on Wednesday evening. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the neck and it was ruled a homicide.

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, officers responded to reports of shots fired at about 4:20 p.m. near 18th Street East and Stevens Avenue South and found a man sitting in a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound.

An investigation is underway.