2nd Wednesday night shooting marks 91st Minneapolis homicide this year

A second shooting Wednesday night took Minneapolis’ homicide tally to 91, according to police.

At about 10:15 p.m., two people were shot along Logan Avenue North — between Lowry and 30th Avenues North — in north Minneapolis, according to Minneapolis Police Public Information Officer Garrett Parten.

One person died; the second victim’s arrived at a nearby hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

A preliminary investigation revealed the two individuals reportedly knew each other. Authorities had not made any arrests in connection with the incident as of early Thursday.

Parten said officers are working to determine whether the shooting was connected to an incident hours earlier Wednesday.

At about 7:40 p.m., a man was fatally shot at the Winner Gas Station on West Broadway Avenue, also in north Minneapolis.

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As of Dec. 1 in 2020, there were 80 homicides in the city, capping at 84 at the year’s end, according to authorities.

As of Dec. 1, 2019, there were 44 homicides and 48 by year’s end.

As of Dec. 1, 2018, there were 33 homicides — no more were recorded by year’s end.

The city’s most fatal year recorded was 1995 with 97 homicides.

Anyone with information on the shooting along Logan Avenue North is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 and reference case number 21-276151, or submit information online.