MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A north Minneapolis mom is looking for community help to stop the violence before it claims another life.
Her plea comes after a bullet went through her son’s bedroom window.
The shooting happened Sunday night a little after 8.
“That’s the gunshot that came inside of my son’s bedroom last night,” said a north Minneapolis mother.
She is counting her blessings Monday night, thankful that her son is not the city’s latest homicide victim.
“And it came all the way into his bedroom to where his headboard is. The hole, right where his head would be. He usually sits right here,“ the mom said.
Luckily, this family was not home when bullets came to visit.
“There was a shot spotter activation near Eighth and Queen and officers responded and found a number of casings in the intersection,” said Inspector Michael Kjos.
Minneapolis police found more than a dozen shell casings.
“In incidents like this where multiple rounds were fired, somebody in that neighborhood likely saw something or knows something,” Kjos said.
This mother hopes the people she calls neighbor step up and make a difference.
“Please call the police right away, they need everybody in the community to be engaged and care about what’s going on,” the mom said.
Police are using extra patrols and officers on overtime beyond the normal staffing to help out.
They will also post a mobile camera in the area.
“We have to prioritize where we put them and in this case I am going to have a mobile camera moved to Eighth and Queen to have visible presence 24 hours a day,” Kjos said.
“Everybody has a right to live in peace, nobody should live scared,” the mom said.
This mom didn’t want her face or name known.
She hopes there are people like her who are fed up and ready to speak out so police can round up those she says are holding the community hostage.