Victim in downtown Minneapolis shooting identified |

Victim in downtown Minneapolis shooting identified

Victim in downtown Minneapolis shooting identified Photo: Erik Rognerud/KSTP.

Gracie Stockton
Updated: November 24, 2021 10:06 PM
Created: November 24, 2021 07:06 PM

The victim in a downtown Minneapolis shooting last Wednesday has been identified. 

Randall Lee Smith, 42, died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to a Wednesday release from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Officers from the Minneapolis Police Department initially responded to a 911 call of shots fired at 8:40 p.m. on Nov. 17. Upon arriving at the scene on Seventh Street South near 12th Avenue South, they found a man with apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wounds and he was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. 

Later that evening, however, a spokesperson for the department said his condition had deteriorated and they had added homicide investigators to the case. The medical examiner determined his time of death at 10:37 p.m. 

This is the 87th homicide in the city this year, according to Minneapolis police. 

Smith's death is under investigation by the Minneapolis Police Department. 

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