2 Boys Shot In Minneapolis, 1 Dead

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are searching for the person or persons who shot two young boys riding their bikes on the north side of Minneapolis on Wednesday night. One of the boys was killed.

Officers responded to 16th and Upton Avenues in north Minneapolis around 9 p.m. on the report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a boy who had been shot. He was transported to North Memorial Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

That victim told police that there was another boy nearby who had also been shot.

The second victim was found two hours later on the 1700 block of Russell Avenue North. He was pronounced dead at scene.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the boy who was killed as 13-year-old Rayjon Gomez of Minneapolis. His death was ruled a homicide with the cause being a gunshot wound to the back.

Family member said he was just blocks from home when he was shot.

The age and identity of the second boy shot has not yet been released.

Police said no suspects are in custody and anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Department’s tipline at 612-692-TIPS.

  • Kimmie

    Nice Jeff!

    How about a cerfew for a while around there everyone in side by 8 or something I know its tough in the summer to come in but it seems like if your out after 9 your dead. Cerfews were always in place when I was growing up. Why no Crefews any more?

    • LindaLu

      I believe you mean “curfew”? Good luck enforcing that one anywhere, let alone N Mpls. It’s obvious the police have better things to do than enforce something that the parents should be responsible for but wait….there are either no parents at all or there are those that don’t care so what would be the point? The violence is going to happen, curfew or not…..

    • Mike Hock

      What a naive,ignorant remark. How do you enforce a curfew on a society?? Figure that one out & get back to us after you’ve engaged the spellcheck feature on your PC.

      • whatever

        More clever, would be Mike HAWK.

      • Dave's Not Here


        Martial Law

        Which, honestly, may be the only hope N. Mpls would have at this stage of the game…

    • paulette

      There is still curfew, there may not be very many people who follow curfew but it still stands. 11pm for 16 and under. But if your under 16 you should be with a parent anyway. What is Minnesota coming to? It almost makes you scared to go out at all! You might lose your life!!

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  • KegHead

    St. Louis clone.

  • Back at you

    Where’s Kevin’s racist comment? His mommy must not have woken him up yet.

    • Up in You

      Kevin’s not racist..You’re just a naive,head-in-the-sand,blind-to-reality apologist..You’ll make the perfect victim for a saggy panted Thug..It’s pretty easy to peg you as a 20 something with very little real life experience..Go play your XBox.

      • just sayin

        “back at you” can’t afford an xbox remember? They still have their nintendo system they got at savers.

        • ME

          jusy sayin…..why you always shopping at savers? Looking for Hawaiian shirts?

          • just sayin

            No I wouldn’t want to take from you, the less fortunate.

        • me too

          Don’t need to “afford” an XBOX … just 5 finger discount it from wallyworld

    • Kevin rules

      So calling ghettoapolis st louis is racist?

      What is the definition of racism again?

      Get it right.

      • Kevin

        Some people look to blame my views for the black on black violnece in Mpls….they had a peace rally sunday to end the violence in Mpls….two people were shot there! Wonder Boy is part of the problem. He does not understand the solution. We need to stop being MN nice and stand up against the black on black violence in Mpls! This makes our state look like a war zone! How many shootings have there been the past thirty days? Its not the swedish community killing each other! It is what it is! Blacks killing blacks! So I guess I am a racist. I can live with that…..but the black youth will continue to die unless we take a stand…unless the black community takes a stand! Unless black parents take a stand!

  • Irving Shapiro

    The white guilt,sympatheitic embracers should be checking in soon with their liberal defense of the criminality of all things Black.

    • Frozen In Time

      What’s funny about that kind of reaction (class warfare, genderfication, etc), which will be coming shortly, is that there are no answers. None. This is simply the way it is. Seems like these “things” are more likely to remain constant or devolve than actually improve. Most of the suggestions I read on here are far too large or sweeping to implement. You would litterally have to start at a neighborhood by neighborhood basis and the residents would have to give total buy in to change ANYTHING AT ALL. While some may be on board, it never works out because life itself gets in the way and you cant waist all your time trying to cleant up after everyone else. Therefore, it all stays the same.

      • Pecos River

        You’re right..The naive gun buy-back program that was implemented a few years ago seemed to slow things down for about a week,but flash mobs became the new method of destruction in it’s place..Bill Cosby wrote a thick book with some thoughtful,realistic solutions for improving the lives of black folks, but he was roundly dismissed as an Uncle Tom for offering them..

        • Pecos is right

          Right on Pecos River – RIGHT ON.

          100% spot ON! Now there is someone who has knowledge!

  • nmpls sux

    Crime down in Minneapolis my A$$….

  • sam

    this situation will never improve with those kinds of people living North. I feel sorry for the law-abiding citizens who have to deal with the stress of llving in a place where it isn’t safe for your children to play in the neighborhood park because of some dumb a$$ thugs thinking they can shoot bullets like it is the wild-west. i hope they all do each other in.

    • just sayin

      If they don’t like it they can move. People have a choice.
      Where else they could move- well they may not like it – but if you think about it – there is probably no welfare. :)

      • just sayin' so fricken dumb

        Crazy comment actually. But by playing the just saying game ya can hide and be a closet racist ;-)

    • Lord help this person

      How can you wish people dead? You need jesus!! I’m gone pray for you sam

  • addin in

    I think it’s been longer than 200 years… look at Africa. The imbalance of power has gone on for YEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS.

  • Jean

    @Steve – Wonderful comments! Thanks! Nice to have someone give suggestions.

  • em0886

    I love how everyone has had sympathy for the families and the boy that lost his friend….I agree that the violence and gang activity is extremely out of hand…but no details were given as to exactly what happened, how old the kids were…or anything….so how can everyone pass judgment with no information. The crime rate is actually down but of course we will hear about all the bad stuff happening…that’s what makes the news right?!

  • em0886

    Finally someone that has a brain!! I couldn’t agree with you more….even if we help just one….that one can make a huge difference and maybe end up affecting more lives as well.

    • tina

      Its not my job to teach life skills to children whom their parents were incapable of doing so themselves. I help them everyday through my tax dollars and furthermore it is not society’s responsibility to parent children who come from trashy mothers and fathers.

      As I’ve said a million times and I’ll say it again….

      If you cannot support a child either financially or emotionally, then CROSS YOUR LEGS.

      Simple solution to a simple problem.

    • Dave's Not Here

      Help? You mean handout. Who steps up to give you handouts, em?

  • Fineberg

    Steve mocks white people for living in good neighborhoods .. And for being white.. And for living stable productive lives..His criticisms are woefully misdirected and in clear avoidance of the topic of this news story..He blames white folks for the crimes of blacks.

  • Steve

    @ Rix
    Responsibility for themselves? These are kids..you understand that part right? You think what you want buddy, there’s no changing your ingnorant mind.

  • Steve

    How do you know the color of people involved? Like it matters, your assuming and your comment is not based on fact…tsk..tsk..tsk

    • just sayin

      Because you see a WHOLE BUNCH OF WHITE people going and shooting kids in North Minneapolis all the time.

      Get your head out of your a$$ you idiot.

  • wake up

    Steve, he wasn’t talking about the kids. He was talking about the criminals doing the shootings.

    Even at 14 years of age. Even younger than that, one should know exactly what a gun is and why not to point it at someone.


    And Em – Seriously????? One big happy family? Lets all hold hands across the globe!? What are you that stupid????????

    World peace will NEVER happen.
    There are always differences. Come down from your extacy trip… get a clue.

  • LMAO

    LMAO…and yet the biggest crooks in the US are white……

    • @lmao

      show your proof.

      • David


        • liberals are stupid

          LMAO another uneducated liberal… what else is new?

          Bet he hasn’t heard of any liberal tax cheaters… hmmmmmmmmm…

        • @david

          Show your proof

          • @david

            still waitin..taps foot..looks at watch..sighs

  • Pete

    Oh boo hoo!!! Broken family, next meal drugs!!! I doubt the person (s) responsible for this were thinking about their next meal or mom and dads divorce. Im sure some idiot felt he was “disrespected.” It only takes one funny look on a bus and somebody starts shootin’!!

  • Kevin

    Good lord how mnay black youth are left? This is sickening! Parents need to be parents! The police need to crack down on gangs so they cant fart with out a squad car pulling them over! Its time the citiznes of Minnesota step up and step in to stop this! This makes our state look like a war zone! The black community needs to stand up! I do not see swedish gangs shooting each other! We need to stop being politicaly correct and state the facts!

    • me

      Oh there’s plenty left … they breed em in 6-packs …. with 6 (or more) different baby-daddies … and usually after downing a couple 6packs (cuz ya gotta be drunk to wanta “DO” it with most of those ugly druggies…

  • Dave's Not Here

    Ain’t it the truth. Good comment!

  • Kent

    Same old racist remarks over and over.
    You people hide behind fake IDs and spill out ignorance. Most wouldn’t have the guts to make stupid racial comments if they were face to face with anybody.
    It’s a fact the Black community needs to improve there tolerance of fatherless families, but we all have areas to improve in our society.
    I am white and live in North Minneapolis. I am glad I live here because the people are more real and socially adjusted.

    • stuck in the ghetto

      You fit right in there Kent. More bike paths than firemen. HAhaha.

      • Kent

        That is funny!

    • just sayin

      Seriously, learn the definition of racism before you prove to people that you didn’t make it past high school.

      Pretty obvious if you are stuck in north mpls.

      • Kent

        High School?
        I am a research scientist with a PHD in Chemical Engineering.
        What do you do, besides scanning this site for the opportunity to make ignorant remarks filled with bias hatred.

        • too funny

          And you live in north… I am seriously laughing so hard right now!!!

          • Kent

            North includes the Victory Neighborhood. Probably less crime that your suburban hide-out!

        • don't get it

          Kent normally I can’t stand liberal elites but I actually respect the chemical engineering field as I realize how difficult it is. I however can never quite reconcile how intelligent people can’t see the forest throught the trees.

    • @Kent

      Socially adjusted??? You call random,unprovoked violence,senseless murder,child abandonment,havin babies at age 13 socially adjusted in North Mpls??? That’s the very start of your flawed & skewed thought process..YOU are the root of the problem!!

  • Kevin

    We need to look at several issues facing the black community in Mpls. Employment! Gangs! Welfare! Migration! Youth Programs! Education!! Family structure! Community involvement! The “Man” keeping us down argument went away with a black president! The black community needs all of our help to stand up and become a vital part of MN! Stop the welfare! Start Workfare! If you give it they will suck it up! I see many blacks in the ER…..with cell phones…nice cars…..gold teeth…..smokes……out partying…..they are all on mn care….but they can afford all that? :Long term welfare is nothing more than forced racism! It does nothing good for people! Go back to give a man a fish….and or teach him to fish……we need to stop giving all races welfare….we need to teach them all to “fish”. But these communities need to step it up! Welfare keeps them in the pocket of those who feel the need to control them. Usually those in government…..and do gooders……This once great nation has become a welfare state…gov states that 57% of illegals are on some type of welfare….over 50 million Americans now receieve welfare……we are going the wrong way….give education, jobs, short term assistance…end long term bennifits……give hope….not welfare….

    • Heather

      Jeez……take it easy on the exclamation point. Nice spelling too – blowhard!

  • Ruth Taylor

    Save me a nicka…….

  • LindaLu

    And we don’t work for a living? We are working to pay for the welfare that is doled out at every turn because “people” think it’s easier to take the welfare than to work and pay taxes like everyone else. I will be more than happy to help those who are helping themselves but guess what, there aren’t many who are doing that. Bix nailed that one right on the head!

  • Sarah

    How old were these “boys”?

  • Donald

    BOYS! Who you callin BOYS sucka?

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