Shooting in Minneapolis' Ventura Village neighborhood leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Shooting in Minneapolis' Ventura Village neighborhood leaves 1 dead, 2 injured Photo: KSTP.

Tommy Wiita
Updated: February 25, 2021 08:57 PM
Created: February 25, 2021 08:53 PM

The Minneapolis Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened near East Phillips Park in the Ventura Village neighborhood Thursday evening.

According to police, at 6:45 p.m., a 911 caller reported a shooting in the area of the 2300 block of 17th Avenue South.

Officers arrived and located three shooting victims on the sidewalk. All three appeared to be adult males. Authorities say one was already dead, one was in critical condition and another had injuries not considered to be life-threatening. Officers provided emergency aid to the surviving victims while other officers looked for a suspect and cordoned off the area to preserve evidence. 

Two of the victims were transported to Hennepin Healthcare by paramedics.

Crime Lab personnel also responded to document the scene and collect evidence. The Homicide Unit sent detectives to investigate.

The medical examiner will release the identity of the deceased, along with the nature and cause of death at a later time.

There were no arrests, as of Thursday evening.


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