Man Killed in Shooting Outside Mpls. Bar Identified

Posted at: 09/28/2013 9:34 AM
Updated at: 09/30/2013 12:34 PM
By: Cassie Hart

One man is dead and another is injured after a shooting Saturday morning outside of a Minneapolis bar.

Police responded to a call of a shooting outside the bar in the 2000 block of Franklin Avenue East just after 2 a.m. Officers found one man dead and another man with a gunshot wound to the leg, according to police.

The man who died has been identified as 22-year-old Willie James Smith III of St. Paul. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest, and his death has been ruled a homicide.

The injured man was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. Names of the victims have not been released.

Police believe the shooting took place after a confrontation between several males at the bar.

No arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information should call 612-692-TIPS (8477).