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Victim In Deadly Shooting In Corcoran Neighborhood Identified As Mohamed Ahmed

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Minneapolis police are investigating the city's 70th homicide of 2020.

Officers were called just after 9:30 p.m. to the 3500 block of 19th Avenue South, near Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in the Corcoran neighborhood. They found a male victim on the ground, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at the scene.

On Friday, he was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as 25-year-old Mohamed Abdirasek Ahmed, of Woodbury.

Investigators said they believe he knew the shooter, who they are still trying to find.

About two hours earlier, two men were shot about seven miles northwest on the 2100 block of Bryant Avenue North, in the Hawthorne neighborhood. One of the victims is in critical condition, while the other is expected to survive. Police are also still searching for that shooter.

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