“The victim and the suspect had a verbal disagreement, and the suspect shot the victim,” said Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder.
Police responded to the area of 38th Street East and Chicago Avenue, Elders said, after determining shots had been fired using an automatic sound detection system called ShotSpotter.
When they arrived at the memorial site, “officers were met with some interference at the site,” Elder said. but did not provide further clarification.
They were then told that the victim had already been taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The victim’s name has not been released.
The shooter has not been identified or apprehended, the elder said, and police are asking for the public’s help in finding the excursion vehicle, described as a light suburb with gunshot wounds.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers in Minnesota,” Elder said. “All tips are anonymous and anyone who provides information leading to arrest and conviction is entitled to a financial award.”
An investigation is underway, he added.