Police are searching for a suspect who fatally shot a man at the same intersection where George Floyd died

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George Floyd Square is shown on Feb. 8, 2021, in Minneapolis. Ten months after police officers brushed off George Floyd's moans for help on the street outside a south Minneapolis grocery, the square remains a makeshift memorial. AP Photo/Jim Mone
  • A man was shot at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on Saturday, Star Tribune reported.

  • The shooting happened after a verbal argument between the victim and the suspect.

  • The victim was transported to a local hospital where he died.

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Minneapolis police are looking for the suspect connected to a shooting at George Floyd Square, the site where Floyd was killed by former officer Derek Chauvin last year, according to police and multiple reports.

The shooting happened on Saturday at East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue. Officers were notified about the incident where at least two people were shot at the scene, Minneapolis Police spokesperson John Elder said in a news release. The news release said the victim was not present at the scene when police got to the intersection.

When officers arrived, they were "met with some interference at the scene," Elder said. But police were later notified that the victim -who was in his 30s - was transported to a local hospital, Hennepin Healthcare. The man later died from his injuries.

According to the news release, the suspect left the area in a cream or light-colored Surburban that "sustained gunshot damage."

"This appeared to be a very directed attack or assault. And we're unaware of this being a threat to the community," Elder said, the Star Tribune reported. "They had an argument. And so, it appears that there may have been some previous knowledge of one another."

Elder said the second reported victim had not been located by authorities, according to USA Today. The newspaper reported that police are investigating the incident.

Voice of America reported that George Floyd Square serves as a memorial site and a space for the community. Floyd's death last May, which led to Chauvin being charged with manslaughter and second-degree murder for kneeling on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, erupted in protests in Minneapolis and sparked an influx of demonstrations across the country and around the world against police brutality and racial injustice. The city has been on edge ahead of Chauvin's trial that will begin Monday, and officials taking major precautions.

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