Reporting Nina Moini
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minneapolis Police Department has extra patrols out Wednesday morning in at least one neighborhood after a toddler, teenager and pregnant woman were all shot Tuesday night.
Authorities said the incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near 30th Street and Lyndale Avenue North. Police are searching for a suspect and are canvassing the area for clues and any insight from witnesses on what happened.
When officers arrived to the scene, they found two victims that had been shot. One victim is a 14-month-old girl who was shot in the shoulder. A 19-year-old woman who is also pregnant was shot in the leg and transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.
Police said a 17-year-old boy was also shot in the leg and was taken to the hospital. All of the injuries are said to be non-life threatening. We’re told there was a group of people standing around a parked vehicle when an adult male approached the group and began shooting. The suspect then ran off.
A number of people came to the scene of the shooting after it happened Tuesday night. One woman in the community who had a son die in north Minneapolis 20 years ago spoke out in frustration. He was 20 at the time.
“We’re sick and tired of being sick and tired of turning on the news and hearing someone else’s child’s been shot, someone else’s child’s been taken. We’re tired of it, we’re tired of it,” said Mary Johnson.
She’s going to be a part of a community gathering at 3 p.m. Wednesday along with members of the community and church leaders at the shooting scene.
As for a suspect, police said they don’t have anyone in custody but said they are hoping going through the community might bring forward more witnesses and help narrow down who they are looking for. Anyone with information is asked to call Minneapolis Police.