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