Double Homicide in North Minneapolis
This is the extent of the story that the Pioneer Press had on its website as of 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday:
"Minneapolis police are investigating the discovery of two bodies late Tuesday in North Minneapolis.
Two men were found shot to death about 11 p.m. Tuesday in an alley in the 4700 block of Sixth Street North. Their names are not available.
No one is in custody. Anyone with information is asked to call 612-673-3781 or 612-673-2733.
The two deaths mark the 17th and 18th Minneapolis homicides since Jan. 1. On this date last year, there had been 16 homicides reported."
As of the same time on the Star Tribune, their story had been updated to include a full story instead of just a brief. It is suspected that a robbery was involved in the double homicide discovered in an alley in North Minneapolis late Tuesday night. The article said that these killings are the 17th and 18th that have occurred in Minneapolis this year.
Police have talked to witnesses who heard the gunshots: Peggy Ryan and Roslyn Richmond, the latter who called herself the "eyes and the ears of the neighborhood" and regrets not calling the police sooner.
Names of the victims have not been released and the suspect is likely still at large as the investigation continues.
This type of story is difficult to write when there is such limited information at the time of printing, which is likely the problem that the Pioneer Press ran into. It is appreciated however, that the Star Tribune takes the time to constantly update their website throughout the day when new information comes up.