Overnight, Minneapolis recorded its 50th homicide of the year. And this time, it was a
Minneapolis Police say around 10:30 Thursday evening, in the 2300 block of Elliot Avenue South, a 16-year-old African American male was hit by drive-by gunfire. He died at the scene.
Witnesses said they heard as many as four shots, others said it sounded like automatic gunfire.
Police say they have a lot of questions and very few answers. They don't know if the teen was the target of the shooter or if this was a random event.
Lt. Gregory Reinhardt of the Minneapolis Police Department said, "We have to look at all the events that happened that day to see if there was any event that was a precursor to this shooting."
Reinhardt also said the murder was one of multiple shooting incidents on the south side
overnight. Police want to know if they're connected.
By Greg Vandegrift, KARE 11 News.
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