ME identifies 2 men killed by shooting outside Mpls town center. Disco – WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities have identified the two men killed in a shoot in downtown Minneapolis this weekend it also left eight others injured.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said Charlie Johnson, 21, and Christopher Jones Jr., 24, died on Saturday in the 300 block of First Avenue North just before 2 a.m. on Saturday. Johnson died of a gunshot wound to the chest, while Jones died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner.
Minneapolis Police said the shooting stemmed from an argument outside a nightclub. A total of ten people were shot dead, five men and five women. Of the eight injured, one was in critical condition on Saturday and seven had non-fatal injuries.
Johnson was due to graduate from St. Thomas University within hours of his death. The school said a family member accepted his degree on his behalf and a cap and robe were placed on an empty chair to honor him.
The Hennepin Co. medical examiner confirms that Charlie Johnson, 21, was one of 2 people killed outside the Monarch nightclub in downtown Minneapolis at 2 a.m. on Saturday.
ME says Charlie died of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Below is a heartfelt message from Charlie’s father. #wcco pic.twitter.com/0GAqatCDAz
– Marielle Mohs (@MarielleMohs) May 24, 2021
A 23-year-old man from Bloomington has been arrested in connection with the shooting. WCCO generally does not name suspects before they are charged.
Police also said one of the two people killed was one of the suspected shooters and that they were not looking for additional suspects.