2 killed, 2 wounded in separate homicides in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two people have died and two others have been wounded in two separate homicides in south Minneapolis, according to police.

The homicides happened within a 3-hour period Thursday beginning about 4 p.m. when officers were called to a multiunit residence and found a man suffering from stab wounds. He died at the scene, officials said.

According to Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder, the man’s death stemmed from a domestic dispute. There is no word on any arrests.

And, shortly before 7 p.m. officers responded to a report of gunfire near East Phillips Park. There they found three men on a sidewalk suffering from gunshot wounds.

Elder said one man died at the scene and the two others were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where one is in critical condition.

No arrests have been announced in that case.

The homicides are the city’s eighth and ninth this year.