2 dead in Minneapolis shootings near Loring Park, Little Earth

Two men were killed in separate shootings overnight Saturday in Minneapolis, police said.

Minneapolis Park Police responding to reported gunfire before 10 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of Cedar Avenue S. near the Little Earth of United Tribes housing complex found a wounded man collapsed a block away.

Callers to 911 had reported a man was “down in the street” and that a vehicle was seen speeding from the scene. The man, believed to be in his late 20s, was taken to a hospital.

The second shooting was reported in Loring Park, near the intersection of W. 14th and Willow streets, where officers found a man in his 30s fatally wounded. .

No arrests have been made, and the shootings were under investigation.

The deaths were Minneapolis’ 38th and 39th homicides of the year.

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