Boy, 12, Killed In North Minneapolis Shooting, Police Say

8September 2021

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 12-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in north Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, becoming the third young victim of deadly gun violence in the city in the past four months.

Police say the shooting happened at about 3:40 p.m. on the 800 block of Aldrich Avenue North in the Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood. The boy was pronounced dead at an area hospital about two hours later.

The shooter is a juvenile who left the scene in a vehicle, according to police. Officers described the shooting as a neighborhood dispute that turned violent and erupted in gunshots. WCCO’s David Schuman says witnesses told him two kids were fighting when one of their older brothers fired a gun.

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This marks the third time since the spring that a child was fatally shot in Minneapolis. One other child was shot in late April, and is still fighting for his life. No arrests made so far in the first three cases.

Ladavionne Garrett Jr., 10, is still hospitalized after he was shot in the head on April 30. He was struck while riding in the back of his family’s car on the way to his grandmother’s house.

Trinity Ottoson-Smith, 9, was shot in the head on May 15 while jumping on a trampoline at a birthday party. She died 12 days later.

Two days after Ottoson-Smith was shot, 6-year-old Aniya Allen — granddaughter of longtime Minneapolis community activist KG Wilson — was shot while on a trip to McDonald’s in her family’s car. She died two days later.

Check back for more details in this developing story.


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