Minneapolis police canvass neighborhood, reassure residents after recent homicides

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.