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1 dead after shooting in Minneapolis

Updated: August 25, 2019 10:11 PM

A man is dead following a shooting in Minneapolis on Saturday evening. 

According to the Minneapolis Police Department, an officer was working off-duty in the area around the 2000 block of Aldrich Avenue North at around 8:20 p.m. when the sound of a gunshot rang out. While the officer was en route to investigate, a 911 call came in to report that someone was shot.

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Preliminary investigation found that the victim, in his 20s, was shot outside and transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. His identity and the cause of death are expected to be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

Bishop Harding Smith called off a prayer service to stop the violence Sunday afternoon because of a threat of violence at the crime scene. 

 "You can not solve this by having more police officers on the streets," Bishop Smith said. "The best officers you can have are the parents, are the community leaders and the pastors. we need to invest in our community."   

The incident remains under investigation.

No suspects were in custody as of Sunday morning.

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