Reporting Holly Wagner
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The grandmother of the 16-year-old boy who was shot and killed on Monday said it was the second time in a week he had been shot.
Charlene Jones said her grandson, Juwon Osborne, had been shot in the leg last Monday, Sept. 12.
Police found him shot again this Monday in the 2900 block of Dupont Avenue North. They tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.
Jones said her grandson was walking to his mother’s house Monday night with two friends when he was killed.
She believes he was targeted, but didn’t elaborate on who she believed was responsible.
“Them babies … (they’re) not even getting a chance to grow up, not even my grandson,” said Jones. “Gone, gone … nobody can account for it.”
Jones said Jawon was supposed to start 11th grade at Robbinsdale-Armstrong High School next week.
Inspector Mike Martin with the Minneapolis Police Department said they don’t believe this shooting was connected to the other recent shooting deaths of two teenagers.
He did say that police are looking into whether the shooting may be connected to a fight Jawon had with a group of young people last week when he was shot in the leg. Martin said Jawon was known to police and had been in trouble before.
So far, no suspects are in custody, but police are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 612-692-TIPS (8477).