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Gunman fires into a car in south Minneapolis, killing man inside

September 26, 2018

A man died after he was shot several times in a vehicle in a residential neighborhood of south Minneapolis on Tuesday afternoon.

Dan Wilson, who lives in an apartment that overlooks the crime scene, said it sounded like the suspect “unloaded a full clip.”

“It didn’t sound like firecracker. It sounded like a relatively high caliber gun,” said Wilson, 56, who has lived there for 11 years.

The shooting happened about 4:15 p.m. near 21st Street and Bloomington Avenue S.

According to police, a man was seen walking up to the vehicle and opening fire before jumping into a waiting car that sped away.

Wilson said he yelled “Hey I see you,” at the gunman, prompting the suspect to take off. He described the shooter as 5-11, medium build, wearing a cinched-up black hoodie with gray sleeves.

The shot man was taken to HCMC, where he died a short time later, police said. His name will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office after an autopsy.

No arrests have been announced. Check back at StarTribune.com for developments on this breaking story.

Libor Jany • 612-673-4064

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