Two men dead in separate Minneapolis shootings

Man shot behind cafe in Cedar Riverside
Minneapolis police found a man dead on the 1800 block of Riverside Avenue at 7:20 p.m. on Sept. 7, 2018.

Minneapolis police are investigating two fatal shootings Friday night.

Around 7:20 p.m., officers responding to a report of shots fired in a lot behind the businesses on the 1800 block of Riverside Avenue found a man dead in a vehicle.

Then at 11:45 p.m., police received a call about several shots fired in the area of the 2000 block of Washington Avenue North. They found a man dead on the sidewalk outside a bar, and another man wounded, who was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital.

During their investigation, police were told that two other victims, a man and woman, had shown up at area hospitals with gunshot wounds.

No arrests have been reported in any of the shootings, and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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