MINNEAPOLIS– One man has died and another was seriously injured in the second fatal shooting this month near the intersection where George Floyd died in police custody more than two years earlier.
Minneapolis police spokesman Officer Garrett Parten said officers found two injured men with life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon near the intersection in south Minneapolis that was renamed for remembering Floyd’s death. One man died in hospital and the condition of the other was not immediately available.
No arrests were immediately reported.
A week before Sunday’s shooting, Mohamed Omar, 29, died after being shot in the area early on August 7. Parten said the police department would likely increase patrols in the area after the two shootings, which both took place near the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue.
The intersection became a makeshift memorial after Floyd’s death and was officially renamed earlier this year. Floyd, who was black, died on May 25, 2020, after a white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes.
Floyd’s death sparked nationwide protests and forced America to confront racial injustice.