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Early morning shooting leaves 1 dead in Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are investigating the man’s death as the city's 35th homicide this year.
Credit: KARE 11

MINNEAPOLIS — A man has died after being shot in north Minneapolis early Sunday morning.

The Minneapolis Police Department says officers responded to the 2200 block of Ilion Avenue North just before 2:20 a.m. and found a man who had been shot. Officers rendered aid until paramedics arrived, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities say they do not have a suspect in custody at this time.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office identified the 32-year-old victim as Michael Darnell Smith of Minneapolis. He was killed by a gunshot wound to the torso. 

Minneapolis police are investigating Smith's death as the city's 35th homicide this year.

If you have any information about the incident, MPD is asking you to call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-8477, or visit the website to submit an anonymous tip.

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