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2 dead, at least 3 injured after a violent night in Minneapolis

The victims died after two separate shootings, one at 2700 Bloomington Avenue on the near south side, and the other at 1100 Knox Avenue North.

MINNEAPOLIS — Police say five men were shot Tuesday night, two of them fatally, as violence continues to impact communities across Minneapolis. 

Minneapolis police said in a press release that just before 8:45 p.m. they received multiple 911 calls reporting the sounds of gunfire, and more emergency calls from people saying they had been shot in the 2700 block of Bloomington Avenue. 

Officers said when they arrived they found three men suffering from gunshot wounds, with one of them unresponsive. Police worked to save the men until EMS arrived and transported the three to Hennepin Health. 

The unresponsive man was pronounced dead at the hospital, according to police. His name has not been released by officials at this time. 

He is considered the 70th homicide of the year in Minneapolis. 

A fourth man later arrived at the hospital a private vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. 

Police think all four men were involved in the shooting on Bloomington Avenue. 

Hours later squads were dispatched to the 700 block of Thomas Avenue North on reports of a shooting. Responding officers found a man inside a home who had been shot. The victim was rushed to Hennepin Health where he was pronounced dead.  

Investigators traced the actual shooting to the 1100 block of Knox Avenue North where they collected evidence. Homicide detectives are currently working the case. 

 Police have not reported any suspects or arrests in either fatal shooting. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org

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