Shooting near West Bank campus leaves one dead

The shooter remains unidentified as police investigate the incident.

A police car patrols University Avenue near TCF Bank Stadium on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Easton Green, Daily File Photo

A police car patrols University Avenue near TCF Bank Stadium on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Cleo Krejci

The Minneapolis Police Department’s Homicide Unit is investigating the death of an adult male victim early Tuesday by a still-unidentified shooter near the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus.

Police say first precinct officers received reports of shots fired on the 1400 block of Washington Avenue S around 12:53 a.m. Tuesday. The report was escalated to a shooting while officers drove to the scene.

The victim, 18-year-old Darrah Host from St. Louis Park, died at Hennepin Healthcare hospital after being transported there in a private vehicle before officers arrived on the scene, officials say.

No suspects have been taken into custody regarding the incident, according to a MPD spokesperson.

The shooting marks the second death in the campus area this week. An altercation near TCF Bank Stadium left one dead on Sunday night

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