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BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — A 17-year-old girl died in shooting late Thursday night.

Police found the victim lying near a car around 11 p.m. in the parking lot of the Huntington Place apartments, located near the 5800 block of 73rd Avenue, in Brooklyn Park.

“All I heard is this loud noise, a loud bang,” said Delontre Walker, who heard the gunshot.

While many heard the shooting, few saw it happen. Police arrived to find several people standing near the victim. Before officers could question anyone, however, the people scattered. Officers said they don’t know if those people were involved in the crime, or if they were witnesses that might have seen it happen.

Many living in the area heard the single gunshot.

“The next thing you know, you heard, POW,” said Faliku Toure, who lives near Huntington Place.

Brooklyn Park police spent the day searching the apartments for clues of who shot the girl. A dive team was even called in to look for evidence in a nearby pond.

The overnight shooting has neighbors now questioning the safety of the area.

“Couple weeks ago, my friends got jumped in the same area,” Walker said.

Police have not made any arrests.

“My heart goes out to [the victim]. Being a mother too, it’s scary for me,” said Edith Barney, who heard the gunshot.

Management at Huntington Place said the girl is not a tenant. Police have not released any information on what may have led to the shooting.

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