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Shooting involving vehicles leaves one dead, two injured in Minneapolis

Police believe the three victims were all injured in the same incident, which marks the third homicide of the year for the city.

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis Police are investigating after one man was killed and and another man and a woman injured following a shooting in the city's Cedar-Riverside neighborhood late Thursday night.

Police said they received the first reports of gunfire just before 11:30 p.m. in the 500 block of 15th Avenue South. Initial reports indicated that a person in a vehicle fired shots at another vehicle, then drove away according to police.

When officers arrived, they said they found a man in the street with gunshot wounds and "diminishing signs of life." Officers said they provided aid as best they could, but the man was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene. 

Another victim, a woman, was found nearby in the 1600 block of South 4th Street, and a third victim, a man, was found in the 300 block of Cedar Avenue, just a few blocks away from where police found the first victim. Both of these people had gunshot wounds as well, according to police. They were taken to the hospital to be treated and police said their wounds were non life-threatening. 

Investigators think that the three people were sitting together in a vehicle parked near the 500 block of 15th Avenue South in Minneapolis when another vehicle pulled up and the person or people inside opened fire and then sped away. Police said they believe the people in the vehicles knew each other. 

On Monday, Jan. 24 the Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 27-year-old Mahamed Hassan Mahamud of St. Cloud. According to a press release he died from multiple gunshot wounds. His death has been ruled a homicide. 

This is the third homicide in Minneapolis in 2022. 

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