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George Floyd Square Sees 2nd Fatal Shooting This Month

Police department will likely increase patrols in the area after the two shootings...

(Headline USA) Briefly considered hallowed ground in the immediate aftermath of the Black Lives Matter movement during the summer of 2020, the Minneapolis site where George Floyd died while in police custody has now resumed being a place of high crime and violence.

That, in many ways, still serves as a symbol for the overall movement, which used the banner of racial justice as a political ploy to push reckless and dangerous policies such as “defund the police” that have only exacerbated a growing epidemic of violent inner-city crime.

One man died and another was seriously hurt in the second fatal shooting this month near the intersection where Floyd died more than two years earlier.

Minneapolis Police spokesman Officer Garrett Parten said officers found two wounded men with life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon near the intersection in south Minneapolis that was renamed to remember Floyd’s death.

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One man died at the hospital, and the other man’s condition wasn’t immediately available.

No arrests were reported immediately.

A week before Sunday’s shooting, Mohamed Omar, 29, died after he was shot in the area early on Aug. 7.

Parten said the police department would likely increase patrols in the area after the two shootings, which both took place near the intersection of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue.

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The intersection became a makeshift memorial after Floyd’s death and was officially renamed earlier this year.

Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press

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