“The victim and the suspect had a verbal disagreement and the accused shot the victim,” Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder said.
Elder said police responded to 38th Street East and Chicago Avenue, after identifying the shots fired using an automatic sound-detection system called ShotSpotter.
The sheikh said: When they reached the memorial site, “the officers were met with some interference at the scene.” But it did not provide additional explanations.
Then they were told that the victim had already been taken to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The victim’s name was not disclosed.
The shooter has not been identified or arrested, Elder said, and the police are requesting public assistance in locating the escape vehicle, which has been described as a light-colored suburb with gunshot damage.
“Anyone with the contact information for Stoppers of Crime of Minnesota is being asked,” Elder said. “All information is anonymous and anyone who provides information that leads to arrest and conviction is eligible for a prize money.”
He added that the investigation is underway.