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Even with crime rates down, Minneapolis bloodshed seems endless


October 10, 2018

A recent spate of shootings in Minneapolis has prompted angry soul-searching among police, elected officials and residents of the neighborhoods hardest hit by the violence, which the city’s police chief has declared a “public health crisis.”

Through late September, 185 people had been wounded or killed by gunfire this year, according to police crime statistics — 18 fewer than in the same period last year. But those tallies didn’t capture the full picture of the city’s gun violence problem, Chief Medaria Arradondo said.


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