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1 weekend, 3 murders

Three people were murdered in separate incidents in the metro, between Saturday and Sunday, as reported by KARE 11. Two were killed on Saturday afternoon and one early Sunday morning

A boy in his mid-teens was shot to death Saturday afternoon near the corner of East Lake Street and Portland Avenue South, then about four hours later an 18-year old man, identified as Gustavo Ortega was gunned down in a drive by shooting in Richfield. Police are looking into whether or not these two shootings were related.

In addition to the two male victims, Minneapolis police are investigating the murder of a 40-year-old mother who was shot in her home early Sunday morning. Another woman was injured in the incident but not seriously.

KSTP reports that police arrested Nidjia Dean Nicks, 28, later that day. Charges were expected to be filed Monday.

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=500719

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