Victim of fatal Minn. club shooting identified

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 27-year-old man fatally shot inside a Minneapolis nightclub last weekend.

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office identifies the victim as Tyrone Washington Jr. of Brooklyn Park.

The medical examiner says Washington died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Washington was shot inside Epic nightclub, in the Minneapolis Warehouse District. Police were called around 1 a.m. Sunday and arrived to find the victim on the sidewalk outside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A police spokeswoman says investigators are working to identify a suspect.

Rapper Yo Gotti was performing at Epic on Saturday night. The shooting happened an hour before the bar closed.

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