Bloody man pounds on door of Brooklyn Center hotel, dies before he can say what happened

The scene outside Super 8 this morning.
The scene outside Super 8 this morning.

Around 3:30 this morning, a man was found shot to death outside a Super 8 hotel in Brooklyn Center.

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The Star Tribune, citing police, reports that the victim's "last gasps [were] taken as he pounded on a door near the parking lot."

According to Brooklyn Center Police Commander Tim Gannon, the visibly bloody man tried to get the attention of staff, and staff called police.

"Officers tried to give life-saving measures to him, but he passed away at the scene" without saying anything to police about what happened to him, Gannon said, according to the Strib.

Gannon said it appears the man may have walked to the hotel parking lot from a nearby Denny's. Investigators are trying to piece together exactly what happened.

The victim's identity hasn't been released yet, but authorities say he was between 20 and 30 years old. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at [email protected]

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