MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - In the midst of a deadly string of shootings, Minneapolis police spent Tuesday afternoon reassuring residents living and working near several of the recent murder scenes that the city is safe.
Uniformed officers and police leadership walked the streets near the intersection of Lake Street and Pleasant Avenue, where a man was fatally shot on Monday around 5 p.m. It was the 5th homicide in Minneapolis in six days, bringing the city’s homicide count for the year to 40.
People were telling police they are fed up with the violence.
“The officers and the detectives do so much. Part of the scale is the community. They need to step in and speak about these issues,” Jibril Afyare, a member of the Somali Citizen League said.
Police have not yet arrested a suspect in Monday’s homicide, but believe the victim and suspect knew each other.
5th precinct teams are out canvassing w/ community members and a council member following last night's homicide pic.twitter.com/gwHVE3qoMU— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) October 20, 2015
Mpls Police & local community leaders return to latest homicide scene. Police walking streets, assuring residents. pic.twitter.com/3SZAZtXbgU— Paul Blume (@PaulBlume_FOX9) October 20, 2015
Many questions for MPD Officers as they visit Horn Towers, near the scene of the city's most recent homicide pic.twitter.com/R3MAuyKj63— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) October 20, 2015
Our officer outreach team grown by 40; as engaged community members join us in South Minneapolis. Headed to Karmel pic.twitter.com/TsOBJpb6Ll— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) October 20, 2015
Final tweet, had a powerful conversation at Karmel Square as officers invite dozens more to walk the area w/ them pic.twitter.com/PlATkYaH03— Minneapolis Police (@MinneapolisPD) October 20, 2015