Saturday was a night of ‘heavy activity’ in Minneapolis, police say

Saturday was a night of "heavy activity" in Minneapolis, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

A double shooting that killed one man on West Broadway Avenue was the 52nd homicide so far this year. According to Minneapolis Police, the city tallied 47 homicides by this time in 2020. There is no one in custody and police are investigating.

At about 10 p.m. in north Minneapolis on Illion Avenue North, two parties fired at each other and struck an unrelated person in a car. The victim was taken to North Memorial Medical Center with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The suspects fled and the case is under investigation.

Officers spoke with a man in his 20s with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds after receiving a report from Hennepin County Medical Center. The man said he was shot at near Fifth Street North and Napco Avenue around 4:45 a.m. Police are investigating.

Responding to a 911 call around 4 a.m. of a person who had been shot and was being held against their will, police took a suspect into custody near Girard Avenue South and West 34th Street. Officers freed the person being held who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound; the victim self-transported to North Memorial. An investigation is underway.

Two people were also cut with bladed instruments in unrelated incidents.

A man in his 20s was cut during an attempted robbery in the Loring Park neighborhood and taken to North Memorial by emergency responders. The suspect fled.

At 8:32 p.m., another person was slashed with a weapon — which police think may have been a box cutter — and taken to HCMC. The suspect fled. Investigators are working on both cases.

No further information on any of these cases is available at this time.