Brooklyn Park shooting leaves two teens dead
UPDATE 11/4/23: Authorities confirmed the second victim, a 16-year-old, died on Friday night as a result of the shooting. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
UPDATE 11/3/23: Authorities say a teen was fatally shot in Brooklyn Park on Halloween.
According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, 16-year-old Diriye Abdi Muhumed died from multiple gunshot wounds shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Muhumed was shot near the intersection of Zane and 73rd Avenues North in Brooklyn Park.
An earlier version of this report can be found below.
INITIAL REPORT 10/31/23: A shooting Tuesday evening in Brooklyn Park left one dead and another in critical condition at the hospital, police said.
The shooting was reported just after 5 p.m. near the corner of 73rd and Zane avenues, the Brooklyn Park Police Department said in a news release. Responding officers found two men who had been shot at the scene.
Authorities say the shooting occurred in the street.
One of the victims was pronounced dead at the scene; the second was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.
Investigators believe that two suspects were involved in the shooting, and both ran from the scene. Officers used K-9s, drones and helicopters to search the neighborhood, but weren’t able to make any arrests.
“We currently have numerous investigators that are working on this case and who will be working on it throughout the night,” said Inspector Elliot Faust, a spokesperson for the department. “There’s a lot of evidence to work through and the scene is quite large, so we have quite a bit more work to do out there.”
Investigators believe that there are witnesses to the shooting that may be able to give information to police. Anyone with information is encouraged to come forward, either by calling 911 or the department’s non-emergency number — 763-493-8222. Faust also said that officers will be available throughout the night if a witness would like to speak in person.
The victim’s name will be released pending an autopsy and family notification.