Second fatal shooting this month near George Floyd Square

Minneapolis — One person was killed and another seriously injured in a second fatal shooting this month near the crossroads where George Floyd died in police custody more than two years ago.

Minneapolis Police spokesman Officer Garrett Parton said officers found two people with life-threatening injuries near the intersection in south Minneapolis on Sunday afternoon, which was renamed to commemorate Floyd’s death. One person died in hospital, and the condition of the other person was not immediately available.

No arrests were immediately received.

A week before Sunday’s shooting, 29-year-old Mohammad Umar was shot dead in the morning of August 7 in the area. Parton said the police department may increase patrols in the area after two shootings, which took place near the intersection of the two. 38th Street and Chicago Avenue.

The square became a temporary memorial after Floyd’s death and was officially renamed earlier this year. Floyd, who was black, died on May 25, 2020, after a white Minneapolis officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for several minutes.

Floyd’s death sparked protests across the country and forced America to confront racial injustice.

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