Police Investigate Fatal Shooting Behind Mpls. Gas Station

Updated: 10/31/2013 3:01 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

Minneapolis Police say a man was found shot dead in a parked car behind a gas station late Wednesday night.

Police were called out to the area of Interstate 35W and Washington Avenue after someone called in the shooting just before midnight.

Investigators are relying heavily on any surveillance video that Bobby and Steve's Auto World may have picked up to learn what happened and who they're looking to arrest. Witnesses saw a few people run in a couple of different directions, but no one could give a good description of anyone who was seen in the area.

This shooting comes less than a week after a driver and passenger were shot just about 12 blocks away at 15th and Chicago - also just off 35W. The driver survived, but the passenger was killed. It's unclear if these shootings are related.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to send a text to 847 411 (tip 411), enter MPD and the tip or call the tipline at 612-692-TIPS (8477). All texts are anonymous. The CCN is 13-361784.