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17-year-old killed in shooting in north Minneapolis

The scene where a 17-year-old boy was found shot is taped off Sunday, June 21, 2020, at 30th and Knox avenues north in Minneapolis. Photo: KSTP. The scene where a 17-year-old boy was found shot is taped off Sunday, June 21, 2020, at 30th and Knox avenues north in Minneapolis.

KSTP
Updated: June 22, 2020 05:50 AM
Created: June 21, 2020 09:07 PM

Police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday night in north Minneapolis.

According to Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder, officers responded to a report of a shooting at 8:09 p.m. in the area of 30th and Knox avenues north.

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When officers arrived on the scene, they found a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound. He did not have a pulse and was not breathing, Elder said. They attempted life-saving measures and transported him to North Memorial Health Hospital, where the victim was pronounced dead.

According to preliminary investigation, there were multiple people driving around inside a vehicle. Someone shot into the vehicle, striking the 17-year-old. The vehicle drove back to the area of 30th and Knox, let the victim out and left.

Police are still trying to find out where the shot was fired, who was in the vehicle and where the vehicle is.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit information online, referencing case number 20-166003. All information can be submitted anonymously and those able to provide information leading to an arrest may be eligible for a financial reward, police stated.

This is the 25th homicide in Minneapolis this year, Elder said.


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