MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities are asking for the public's help after a man was found shot to death in a vehicle Tuesday morning in Minneapolis.
Police say they were dispatched around 5:48 a.m. on an unknown "trouble call" on the 3500 block of Penn Avenue North. When officers arrived, they found a man inside a vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say the victim was in a car in a parking lot near the intersection of 36th Avenue North and Penn Avenue North, the same place 59-year-old grandmother Birdell Beeks was shot in May of 2016.
A staffer tells KARE 11 the victim was 55 years old and a resident of the Freedom Works re-entry house for men recently released from prison. The man was reportedly on his way to work when he was fatally shot. One person says an altercation over a cigarette may have preceded the shooting, but police have not confirmed that account.
Officers searched the surrounding area searching for any possible suspects but none were found. They are asking anyone who may have helpful information in this case to contact officers immediately.
Investigators say at this point, it appears the suspect and victim were known to each other. No one is currently in custody.
Anyone with information is encouraged to text their tip to TIP 411 (847411), enter MPD, a space and then the information. All texts are anonymous. Witnesses can also call the MPD tip line at 612-692-8477.