Two people were injured in a shooting early Saturday morning near 15th Street East and Nicollet Avenue South.
Police responded to a report of shorts fired around 4:35 a.m. and found one shooting victim with critical injuries. He was transported to HCMC. A short time later, another man with non-life threatening gunshot wounds was also dropped off at the hospital, according to police.
Police officers from the 1st Precinct will be conducting foot patrols in the area and meeting with business owners to discuss the incident.
Police are asking anyone with information to text tips to 847411 (TIP411), call the MPD TIP Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477) or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Citywide, the number of shooting victims is up 30 percent this year compared to the same time frame last year, according to police records. There have been 169 shooting victims as of July 11, compared to 130 during the same time period a year ago.