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Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News) - Police in Mankato are investigating a fatal shooting.

The Mankato Public Safety Department says officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots in the 300 block of Balcerzak Drive near All Seasons Arena just before 12:20 AM today and found a man in the street suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Lifesaving measures were initiated at the scene before the man was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office has been asked to perform an autopsy to confirm the victim's identity along with the cause and manner of his death.

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The news release on the incident indicates a witness reported seeing another male flee the area on foot after hearing the gunfire. The potential suspect was described as being about 6 foot 2, 160 pounds, and wearing dark clothing with the hood up.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is assisting with the investigation.

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