Gilbert Jordan is 30th Minneapolis homicide of the year

The original call to Minneapolis police at 3:30 a.m. Sunday was for shots fired at the Old Colony gas station on Washington Avenue at West Broadway. But as Fourth Precinct officers made their way the scene, the call was upgraded to an actual shooting, and when they arrived, three men were down outside.

Paramedics transported all three victims to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. One of them, identified by WCCO as 28-year-old Gilbert Jordan, died of his injuries at HCMC. The other two survived, one with life-threatening injuries.

"We moved kids out of Chicago to get them away from gang violence. We thought they would be better off in a city like this, now I realize this city is no better than Chicago," Jordan's father, Roosevelt McDonald, told the station.

There have been no arrests yet, but anyone with information for the Homicide Unit about the shooting is asked to call the TIPS Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477).

The shooting comes just days after Mayor R.T. Rybak, U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and city police Chief Tim Dolan announced a new effort -- Project Exile -- to try and grapple with the city's growing homicide number. The plan aims at coordinating efforts at the city, county and federal level to come down hard on crimes and criminals involving guns.

Jordan's death is the 30th homicide in the city this year. Here are the other 29:

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