Downtown Minneapolis homicide victim identified | KSTP.com

Downtown Minneapolis homicide victim identified

A man was shot and killed Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Sixth Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Photo: KSTP. A man was shot and killed Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Sixth Street and Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

Gracie Stockton
Updated: July 18, 2021 02:48 PM
Created: July 18, 2021 10:57 AM

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the 20-year-old who was shot Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. 

Mohamed Hussein Hassan suffered a gunshot wound to the torso at Sixth Street North and Hennepin Avenue shortly before 3 a.m. Friday. Officers responded to multiple 911 calls about the shooting and found Hassan with no pulse or respiration. They began CPR and performed wound management, police said. 

Paramedics transported Hassan to Hennepin Healthcare, where he died at 3:20 a.m. 

Police took a suspect into custody Saturday. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim and suspect got into a dispute which erupted into gunfire, according to John Elder, the public information officer for Minneapolis Police

Officers recovered a firearm at the scene.

This was the 48th homicide in 2021 in Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Police Department is investigating the incident. 

Friends and family are raising money for Hassan's funeral costs. 


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