Teen killed in shooting blocks away from Floyd memorial site in Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are investigating a deadly shooting near E 35th Street and Chicago Avenue South, which is just blocks away from the George Floyd memorial site.

Officers responded to the report of a shooting at that location just after 6 p.m. According to Minneapolis police spokesperson John Elder, at the scene, police found a 17-year-old boy who had been seriously injured by gunfire.

Police say the teen didn't have a pulse and they began efforts to revive him. However, the boy later died at Hennepin County Medical Center. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified him as Mario Mendieta Sanchez.

According to investigators, it appears the victim had been involved in a confrontation with another individual at a nearby market. The two moved outside which is where shots were fired by the suspect.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and the search for the suspect is underway.