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Police Investigating Two Homicides in Minneapolis Over Last Two Days

A 15-year-old was killed late Sunday night and early this morning police arrested a man at the scene of a suspected homicide just south of downtown

A 15-year-old was killed late Sunday night and early this morning police arrested a man at the scene of a suspected homicide just south of downtown

Minneapolis police are investigating two potential homicides that happened in the city during the last 36 hours.

On Sunday night, a little after 11 o'clock, cops responded to a call about shots being fired in north Minneapolis. Police spokesperson John Elder says police conducted numerous interviews around the 4100 block of Fremont Avenue North, but did not make any arrests.

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The victim was a black 15-year-old boy named Brandon Wren, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

The medical examiner ruled Wren died from a gunshot wound to the neck. It's classifying the incident as a homicide, although Elder indicated police believe the shooting was accidental.

"It boils down to whether or not it will be chargeable, which will be up to the Hennepin County Attorney," says Elder. "At this point our belief is during the preliminary investigation we found it is in fact an accidental shooting."

Elder says police know who shot Wren, but he declined to share that information, saying the investigation is still ongoing.

Around 6 o'clock this morning police got a call about a man in "medical distress" just outside of downtown on the 1800 block of Fifth Avenue South.

When police showed up the man was dead, and they have arrested a suspect who was at the scene. KARE 11 is reporting the death came after an all-night party at the Dundry House Apartments, and that the man was beaten to death.

Update 5/5 11:45 AM -- The headline has been corrected to reflect police are calling the incidents as homicides, not murders. Police spokesperson John Elder notes a murder indicates malicious intent, which may not be the case in the death of Wren.

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