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Minnesota in the aftermath of an officer involved shooting

by A Martínez and Julian Burrell | Take Two®

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FALCON HEIGHTS, MN - JULY 07: A memorial left for Philando Castile following the police shooting death of a black man on July 7, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Philando Castile was shot and killed last night, July 6, 2016, by a police officer in Falcon Heights, MN. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Two fatal shootings of two black men. In two days.

Last night, news came in that Philando Castile was fatally shot in Minnesota by a police officer after a traffic stop.

A passenger in the car, Diamond Reynolds, began shooting video on her phone and broadcast it live on her Facebook page.

The incident follows a police shooting of another black man, Alton Sterling, on Tuesday, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

For more on both these stories,  Take Two's A Martinez spoke with Mark Zdechlik, reporter with Minnesota Public Radio.

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