Police: Man, Baby Dead In South Minneapolis Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis police are searching for the person who shot and killed a 20-year-old man and an 8-month-old baby.

The shooting happened at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday near 11th Avenue and 26th St East. That’s right, across the street from Stewart Park and near Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

When officers arrived, they found both victims in the back seat of a red four-door sedan. Both had been shot, the baby boy was still in his car seat. WCCO’s Reg Chapman spoke with the victim’s sister.

“My younger brother only 20 years old, 20 years old,” Julia Johnson said.

Julia Johnson, 34, says she wants to know who would gun down her brother in broad daylight across the street from a popular and very busy south Minneapolis park.

“All I know is he is laying over there dead. That’s all I know. I don’t know why, I don’t how, I don’t remember the last time I seen him,” Johnson said.

It was around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when the 911 call came in reporting shots fired. When officers arrived, they found two individuals in the backseat of a car with gunshots. The youngest victim was still in his car seat.

“One adult male was pronounced dead at the scene by Hennepin County paramedics and a juvenile who we believe to be between 8 and 11 months old was transported to children’s hospital and that child has since died,” Corey Schmidt with the Minneapolis Police Department said.

Johnson says her brother, 20-year-old Gustav Christianson, was not the father of the child who was also shot and killed.

“He just recently was incarcerated and got out and was in a treatment program,” Johnson said.

Johnson says her brother lives in north Minneapolis. He was on the south side with a female friend. She says he use to run with a gang, and part of his probation conditions was to stay clear of gang activity.

“That’s what we were trying to keep him away from was a gang, you know a previous gang he was in, and you know he was to stay away from them people and I don’t know,” Johnson said.

Police say the shooting is a targeted attack and not random. Investigators are interviewing witnesses, searching for any information that will lead to a killer.

Police are waiting until more witnesses are interviewed before releasing a description of the shooter. The medical examiner has not yet officially released the names of the victims.

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One Comment

  1. Dan Mack says:

    We need to work harder to establish trust with the criminal community; and hire more Somali interpreters. Habitual criminals, Radical Muslim Terrorists, black gangs, and illegal aliens are just here for a better life. How can you blame them ? Here in the Socialist Village we are committed to allocating every available resource to helping them turn their lives around. They just need more funds from us, not Incarceration and or deportation. Their diversity makes us stronger and we need to continue to import more of them to grow the Socialist Village.

    1. Mike Coxin says:

      Right you are Danno. Now, are we going to get together tonight for a hookup? I get to be the dom. Meet you at gop headquarters? Don’t forget the Vaseline.

      1. TRUMP 2016! says:

        Why all the gay talk?

        Go back to the demohactic headquarters for your gay activities and stay away from the rest of us.

    2. Dan Mack says:

      The baby is dead, but the Socialist Welfare Village professional babymomma breeding program is proud to announce that the babydaddy shot dead was out of prison long enough to spawn a replacement for us.

  2. Randall C says:

    hey man just about every house where i live has guns but guess what? shootings are so rare. this is why i moved away from minneapolis for rural life. last year i lived in the cities a neighbor in my building was eating her dinner and had a shot go through the window behind her. it was pretty much the last straw because i didn’t want my kids shot at the park where the shot likely came from. if you can get out just leave. people are more interested in the rights and protections of the people who shot and killed that baby than the baby himself. forget that.

    1. TRUMP 2016! says:

      Liberal utopia doesn’t allow firearms!

  3. TRUMP 2016! says:

    Oh no! The liberals lost 2 voters!

  4. Laurie says:

    An innocent child gone. This has got to end.

  5. Barney911 says:

    And people are concerned about what the Police are doing.

  6. Minneapolis use to be a Great City. The DFL has made it a “Cesspool” The DFL has done a great job in bringing in all these Creeps. The Republican Party is controlled by Progressive “Wimps”. Only the Good people Suffer…….mainly from these seedy Democrats…..More to come!. Who in their right mind would live there!

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