One man dead, another injured after shooting on East Lake Street in Minneapolis

Police are investigating a shooting in south Minneapolis that left one man dead and another injured early Sunday morning. 

A news release from the Minneapolis Police Department states that officers responded to an alley near 17th Avenue South and East Lake Street just after 1 a.m. for a report of gunfire. 

Responding officers say they then found one man dead and another with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office, the man who died was 49-year-old Kevin Bernard Thompson.

The wounded man was then taken to the hospital, police say. 

A news release from the department states that “Preliminary information indicates that narcotics activity is related to this incident.”