One person was killed and another was severely injured in a shooting Sunday afternoon near the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue in south Minneapolis.
The city's ShotSpotter system alerted city police to the shooting about 12:50 p.m. near the intersection where George Floyd was murdered two years ago. Police found one man lying near the intersection. Another had run south into an alley and collapsed.
Police, firefighters and medics performed life-saving efforts, police spokesman Officer Garrett Parten said. One man died at the hospital. Police said the other man had "potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds" but his condition wasn't available Sunday afternoon.
Parten said investigators were at the scene. He said early reports indicated that evidence — possibly a gun or bullet casings — had been removed by someone other than a police officer.
He said the Police Department is asking anyone with information about the evidence, victims or suspects to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may be submitted online at CrimeStoppersMN.org.
"Whether they know where the evidence is or who took the evidence, that's important information for this homicide investigation," Parten said.
The intersection — now known as George Floyd Square — quickly became a place to pay tribute to Floyd after his killing by a Minneapolis police officer set off a global movement to change policing.
The area morphed into a semiautonomous zone as city leaders debated how to respond to demands from protesters and residents who wanted action against spiking violence in the neighborhood.
The fatal shooting was the second in a week near the intersection. Mohamed A. Omar, 29, died after he was shot in the area about 3:20 a.m. Aug. 7.
Parten said the Police Department examines crime trends to decide where to deploy officers. "A reasonable person would believe that, with two homicides in that area, extra patrols are likely to occur," he said.