MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police have identified the man shot and killed in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood Saturday night.
Officers were called to the 600 block of Main Street SE shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday on a report of a shooting.
Emergency crews and officers found a man "in his 30s," with a gunshot wound, according to a news release.
In a press release from the Hennepin County Medical examiner, the man was identified as Mohamed Ahmed Hassan, a 30-year-old man from Columbia Heights.
Hassan was taken to HCMC, where he died at 10:40 p.m. No arrests have been made.
"This is an area where we do not see much in the way of violent crime. This is an anomaly for this area," said John Elder, Minneapolis police spokesperson.
According to Minneapolis Police Department Crime Data, the 2nd Precinct—which includes Marcy-Holmes—has the least amount of reported crimes in the city of Minneapolis so far this year.
However, recent numbers for 2019 show that there have been 93 violent crimes reported in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood so far this year, which is a 27% increase from 2018.
"We've had an uptick in crimes that make us extremely uncomfortable. We've had assaults, we've had some homicides in our neighborhood and so we're very concerned about what we can do to try to cut that down," said Vic Thorstenson, president of the Marcy-Holmes Neighborhood Association.
Just last week, the association held its first safety committee meeting. They plan on brainstorming ideas on ways they can help make the neighborhood safer.
"At our last meeting, probably the thing that got the most discussion was lighting. Street lighting is been very poor in our neighborhood and the changes to actual LED lighting has actually been kind of a challenge because the LED street lights are aimed towards the street but leave the sidewalks out," Thorstenson said.
They're also starting a porch light campaign and will use neighborhood funds to pay landlords and homeowners to improve lighting outside their properties.
"If we can get some changes to the way lighting is done around here that would help us out a lot," he said.
Thorstenson said they also believe the University of Minnesota Department of Public Safety needs to expand its safety notifications since so many students live in parts of the neighborhood outside campus.
Saturday night's shooting marks the 40th homicide this year in Minneapolis.