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.