Downtown Minneapolis shooting leaves 1 dead, another injured

The Minneapolis Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened in the downtown area late Saturday night.

According to police, officers responded to the area of 9th Street South and LaSalle Avenue around 10:22 p.m. on 911 calls reporting the sounds of shots fired. While in route, police were advised that additional callers were reporting there appeared to be a man down on 9th Street South between LaSalle and Hennepin avenues.

When officers arrived on the scene, they soon located a man suffering from a gunshot wound determined to not be life-threatening. Officers attempted to provide medical aid and transported the man to Hennepin Healthcare by ambulance.

While officers were helping that shooting victim, other officers were securing the area and located a deceased woman in the parking structure at 9th Street and LaSalle Avenue.

The suspect fled prior to law enforcement’s arrival.

Homicide investigators arrived at the scene and spoke with people in the area. Crime Lab personnel also responded to document the scene and collect evidence. The medical examiner is expected to release the identity of the victim, along with the nature and cause of death in the coming days.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be shared online, anonymously.