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North Minneapolis street still red with blood four days after murder

Look closely and you can still see the bloody traces of last Friday's shooting on this north Minneapolis street.
Look closely and you can still see the bloody traces of last Friday's shooting on this north Minneapolis street.

:::: UPDATE :::: Barb Johnson says Mpls officials developing murder scene cleanup protocol

Around 11 p.m. Friday, police responding to a report of a shooting on the 3700 block of Girard Avenue North found the body of 35-year-old St. Paul resident Geray Campbell lying in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Four days later, the pool of blood Campbell left behind is still visible on Girard, judging by the photo at the top of this post.

The photo was shared on Facebook by the North Minneapolis Crime Watch, which captioned it thusly: "Man gets murdered at 37XX Girard Ave N. 4 days later, the streets are still covered in blood. Only on the Northside. -D"

According to police, Campbell was shot following a confrontation on the street.

"Some type of altercation occurred and the suspect shot the victim and then fled the scene," the MPD said in a release.

No arrests have been made in connection with the murder.

h/t -- Eric Roper

:::: UPDATE ::::

A post on the North Vent Facebook page describes the city's cleanup effort as follows:

Pathetic - they sent the street dept to clean this up with a bobcat and a bucket of sand and no way to remove the blood soaked mess - the street worker operating the bobcat - stopped - realizing this was way over his head - being he had no way to properly dispose of this mess - he advised me this hazmatt sort of work is the job of the fire dept and is way out of the scope of what he should be doing....

The same person who wrote that post also shared this photo of the Bobcat in action:

North Minneapolis street still red with blood four days after murder

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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