Minneapolis (WCCO) — A 12-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in northern Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, becoming the third young victim of fatal gun violence in the city in the past four months.
Police say the shooting happened at about 3:40 p.m. in the 800 block of Aldrich Avenue North in the Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood. The boy was pronounced dead at the district hospital about two hours later.
Police said the shooter left the scene in a car. The officers described the shooting as a neighborhood dispute that turned violent and erupted with gunshots. WCCO’s David Schumann says witnesses told him that two children were arguing when one of their older brothers fired a pistol.
This is the third time since spring that a child has been fatally shot in Minneapolis. Another child was shot in late April, and is still fighting for his life. The first three cases have not yet been arrested.
Plane Garrett Jr.The 10-year-old remains in hospital after being shot in the head on April 30. He was injured while riding in the back of his family’s car on his way to his grandmother’s house.
Trinity Ottoson Smith, 9, was shot in the head May 15 while jumping on a trampoline at a birthday party. She died 12 days later.
Two days after shooting 6-year-old Ottoson Smith Anya Allen – Long-time granddaughter of a Minneapolis community activist KG Wilson She was shot while on a trip to McDonald’s in her family’s car. She died two days later.
Check back for more details on this developing story.