MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in Minneapolis overnight.
According to police, at about 2:25 a.m. Sunday, officers were in the area of the 3200 block of Aldrich Avenue North when they heard the sound of multiple gunshots. Shortly thereafter, 911 calls came in reporting the sound of shots fired.
A call also came in from North Memorial Medical Center advising that a person, described as a 17-year-old male, had just come in via private transport. This person had been shot and was in grave condition. He later died at the hospital.
Authorities believe the victim engaged in a confrontation that escalated into a shooting. The suspect(s) fled before officers arrived.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
This is the 80th homicide in Minneapolis this year, up from 45 this time last year.