Victims identified from recent fatal shootings as concern over crime grows in Minneapolis

The two people killed in the violence that shook Minneapolis between Thursday night and Friday morning have been identified. 

The teenager killed in the shooting at Plymouth Avenue North and Knox Avenue just after 9 p.m. on Thursday was Jeremiah Kionell Durr, 16, from Jordon, according to a press release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. 

The man killed in the shooting outside Bullwinkle’s Saloon around 1 a.m. Friday morning was  Maurice Cortez Crumble, 34, of Brooklyn Park. Both victims died as a result of gunshots to the torso. 

Two other men received non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting at Bullwinkle's Saloon. Also on Thursday night, four people were shot at a gas station at 626 West Broadway.

Police are still looking for leads in the shootings. After the shooting on Friday, Minneapolis Police spokesperson Garrett Parten issued an emotional plea to the public, asking for people to share information about the shootings with law enforcement and for the violence to stop. 

About 12 hours later, two pregnant women were among four people who were shot late Friday night outside a bar, with one of them suffering life-threatening injuries.

Ultimately, over two nights 11 people were hurt and 2 people were killed. Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey says the common denominator is the guns

 "When you are able to reel off 30 to 40 rounds before you reload, it’s not just a concern of one or two people getting hit, which is tragic in itself, [but] you got a spray of bullets that’s going all over the place," Frey explained. "This is impacting our residents, this is impacting our families, this is hurting our streets and safety in our communities."

Hundreds of people in the community came out on Saturday to take over a stretch of blocks on the northside, not far from the notorious intersection where the first shooting happened on Thursday.

At the event, Chris Rainey told FOX 9 he feels unsafe and vulnerable at night in some parts of his community, but he believes more community events can help the situation.

"People need to have something to do, a lot of times the idle mind is the devil’s playground," Rainey said. "Especially the youth, if they don’t have something to do that’s constructive, they’ll do something like destructive."

The Minneapolis Police department is asking anyone with any information about the shootings to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All Tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a financial reward.