6 shot, 1 killed in 4 separate, overnight Minneapolis shootings; 2 in custody so far

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The Minneapolis Police Department is investigating the city’s 18th homicide of 2022.

The department reports the shooting death happened in the Phillips community among a string of four separate incidents Saturday night and into Sunday morning that resulted in six people getting shot, two people getting arrested and a 27-year-old dying.

Officers first responded to the area of West Broadway and Lyndale avenues around 9:30 p.m. Saturday – they found one person shot and made no arrests. Police say they were able to gather video surveillance from the area.

As a 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS crew was gathering video Sunday afternoon for the story in that Northside neighborhood, several shots were fired close to them. Both crew members who were at the scene are OK.

The second shooting police responded to Saturday night happened just 30 minutes after the first one, around 10 p.m. Investigators found a 27-year-old man shot in a backyard near Elliot Avenue South and East 24th Street.

He was brought to the hospital but died Sunday.

“What we call normal, a lot of people call crazy. And, sadly, that’s just kind of part of living in the neighborhood,” said Frank Schmidt, who lives with his family near the site of Saturday’s deadly shooting.

Another man was killed on the same block just days earlier after he was shot in the back at an apartment building Monday evening. No arrests have been made in that case.

“There’s a lot of crime in the area — we’d recognize that — but that’s part of why we live here. We want to see a positive presence in the community,” Schmidt said, adding: “There’s a cost of living in the neighborhood, especially with a young family, but we think it’s worth it in the long term.”

The final two shootings police responded to happened early Sunday morning, both in downtown Minneapolis and close to Target Center where thousands of people were spending time over the weekend for the NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Minneapolis police say around 1:50 a.m. officers responded to a fight on Hennepin Avenue near South Fifth Street. Shots were eventually fired, injuring one person. Another person was arrested.

Just 30 minutes later, officers heard gunshots a couple blocks away from the third shooting. Investigators found a woman who had been shot near Third Street and First Avenue North. Another woman was arrested in connection with the incident.

Other than the deadly shooting victim, all other victims are expected to be OK.

Police are asking for the public’s help in the homicide and all other shootings. Reach out to CrimeStoppers with any information that can aid in the investigation.