Backyard shooting leaves 1 dead, 6 more injured

A horrifying shooting unfolded in Minneapolis late Friday night outside of a home. One man lost his life and multiple individuals sustained injuries when two assailants opened fire in the house’s backyard. The Minneapolis Police Department swiftly responded to the reported shooting on the 2200 block of 16th Avenue South, where they discovered several victims with gunshot wounds. Despite the officers’ efforts to save a man in his 30s, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner will release the deceased’s identity and cause of death at a later time. Five others were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center, with one individual in critical condition and four others suffering non-life-threatening injuries. Another adult with a gunshot wound sought treatment at Abbot Northwestern Hospital.

Preliminary information suggests that the incident occurred when two individuals entered the backyard and began shooting before fleeing the scene. The police are urging anyone who has information about the shooting on 16th Avenue South to come forward and assist in the investigation.

The authorities have not disclosed any arrests made thus far or provided a motive for the shooting. This incident was one of several shootings that occurred on Friday night in Minneapolis.

In another shooting incident in the area, a police officer was shot and injured while attempting to pursue a suspect’s vehicle. The suspect that the officer was pursuing was believed to be involved in a robbery. Four individuals, including three 19-year-olds and a juvenile, were subsequently arrested in connection with that incident.

Minneapolis has been grappling with a surge in gun violence in recent years, prompting concerns among residents and community leaders. The city has witnessed a rise in shootings and homicides, necessitating a comprehensive approach to tackle this issue.