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Police investigate north side homicide, 3rd in Minneapolis this week

Updated: August 16, 2019 05:42 AM

Friday morning, Minneapolis police were investigating a homicide that occurred in the city's north side.

The homicide marks the third this week in Minneapolis and the 22nd homicide in the city this year.

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According to the Minneapolis Police Department, authorities received a notification of ShotSpotter activation on the 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue North at about 1:06 a.m.

A 911 call reporting a shooting came in shortly after the ShotSpotter alert.

Upon arrival, authorities found a male victim and transported him to North Memorial Medical Care. He died at the hospital a short time later, police said.

Police said no one is currently in custody and that they are investigating the area surrounding the scene.

Anyone with any information on this case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or to submit information online and reference case number 19-244867.

Thursday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey released his 2020 budget proposal, which addressed a recent uptick in crime.

In his budget, Frey requested 14 additional sworn police officers. However, Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo added he will still raise his concerns about the need for more officers on the streets of Minneapolis.

Mayor Frey's budget calls for far fewer officers than MPD requested

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