At about 5:43 a.m., officers were called to the 1400 block of Minnehaha Avenue East on a report of person shot. When officers arrived, they located an adult female inside an apartment complex suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on scene.
Additional officers were securing the scene when they located a second victim behind the building. The second victim, a male, was also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on scene.
Investigators with the police department’s homicide unit will be interviewing witnesses to understand what occurred and who is responsible for both deaths. The forensic services and video management units are processing the scene for evidence to tell a story of what occurred.
A motive in this case has not been determined and the connection between victims is not clear at this time. No arrests have been made.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct autopsies to positively identify the victims and determine their exact causes of death. That information, along with any updates in the case, will be released on the police department’s Twitter page, @sppdmn.
These are 11th and 12th homicides of 2023.