The Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves have postponed their games after Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by police

Kelly McLaughlin
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A general view of Target Field with Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins on the mound against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of the home opening game at Target Field on April 8, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 10,000 fans were in attendance.
A general view of Target Field with Jose Berrios #17 of the Minnesota Twins on the mound against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning of the home opening game at Target Field on April 8, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 10,000 fans were in attendance. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images
  • The Minnesota Twins and Timberwolves both postponed their games on Monday.

  • The teams cited the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, 20, as the reason for the postponement.

  • Wright, a Black man, was killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday.

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Monday night's Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves games were postponed following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright, the teams announced.

Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, a northern suburb of Minneapolis, on Sunday. The police chief said the shooting was 'accidental' after an officer grabbed their gun instead of a Taser.

The Twins were due to play the Boston Red Sox while the Timberwolves were set to face off against the Brooklyn Nets.

"Out of respect for the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Brooklyn Center, and following the additional details in this evolving situation, the Minnesota Twins have decided it is in the best interests of our fans, staff, players and community to not play today's game," the Twins said. "The decision was made by the Minnesota Twins after consultation with Major League Baseball, and local and state officials."

The team said it "extends its sympathies" to Wright's family.

The Timberwolves said the team's "thoughts remain with the family and friends of Daunte Wright during this difficult time."

It's unclear when the Red Sox and Twins game will be rescheduled.

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