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Man killed, woman injured by gunfire in downtown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS - One man was dead and a woman was injured by gunfire in downtown Minneapolis early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Police responded to reports of gunfire on the 300 block of Third Avenue North at about 2:19 a.m. Officers arrived to find two adult victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The female victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and was being treated for what was described as a non-life threatening injury.

The shooting remained under investigation Sunday. Police said they were speaking with potential witnesses and planned to check with area business owners to see if any useful footage was captured on surveillance cameras.

The name of the deceased, as well as the official cause and nature of his death, are to be released by the Hennepin County medical examiner’s office, according to police.