MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Police are investigating the third shooting death of teen in Minneapolis in just 30 days.

According to police, a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday night in North Minneapolis.

Police responded to a report of a shooting at 7:30 p.m. near the intersection of Colfax Avenue North and 30th Avenue North, police Sgt. Stephen McCarty said.

Police then received word of a downed teen on the 2900 block of Dupont Avenue North.

When they arrived at the teen, police found him with a gunshot wound. Paramedics attempted to revive the victim, but he died at the scene, police said.

No arrests have been made.

Minneapolis police are investigating the shooting and are seeking the public’s help. If you have information, call the police department at 612-692-TIPS (8477).

The other teen shooting deaths also happened the north side — 14-year-old Quantell Braxton on Aug. 20 and 13-year-old Ray’Jon Gomez on Aug. 24. It is not known if they are related.

Comments (11)
  1. Kevin says:

    Lions and Tigers and Bears….Oh my…..

  2. Dave says:

    It would be news if he was a special little snowflake in EP!

  3. Steve says:

    How terrible, our prayers go out to the family and the community.
    Be strong, you will get through this.

  4. Gribble me grots says:

    Prayers to the family

    And to the world – this is the new era ghetto. It is what it is – crime laden white-black-pink-yellow-red ghetto.
    RT’s vision of nothing lol

  5. greater mpls says:

    Crime is so low in minneapolis I cannot believe it… I think I should move there! It must be so safe!

  6. Guy says:

    In other news … ice has been listed as “cold” … dogs chase cats and the sun is rumored to have risen in the EAST.

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