20-year-old man fatally shot in north Minneapolis

20-year-old man fatally shot in north Minneapolis

Associated Press
Updated: November 27, 2020 09:20 AM
Created: November 26, 2020 11:39 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say a 20-year-old man was fatally shot in north Minneapolis, marking the city’s 78th homicide of the year.

The Star Tribune reports police found Edward Mathew Thomas Hodges Jr. lying in the 2700 block of N. Dupont Avenue just before 3 a.m. Thursday.

A police spokesman said officers saw numerous people fleeing on foot. Hodges, who had been shot in the chest, died at the scene. The 78 homicides in 2020 make it the third-worst year for such deaths in Minneapolis. In all of 2019, there were 48 homicides. 

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