MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A teenager is among four people shot overnight in Minneapolis.
It happened in the 3600 block of Emerson Avenue North at about 1:30 a.m.
Marvin Shold has lived on Emerson Avenue North for more than 40 years.
“I heard somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 gunshots,” Shold said.
Shold is now without a car. He says it was taken away by police as evidence after a shooting.
“I don’t know if it was the doors or windows or what part of my car that got shot,” he said.
So far this year, the majority of the city’s violent crime happened on the city’s north side. Residents gathered on Emerson Saturday, calling for peace.
“No matter how many police officers you have on the streets, we have to be able to resolve conflict resolutions,” said Pastor Harding Smith.
Police say they found a 33-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy lying in the front yard, both with gunshot wounds.
A 36-year-old man was also found wounded in an alley, and a fourth victim had already gone to the hospital.
“You don’t have the same issues that you have in Edina and Shoreview. But we got problems in this community that are more deeper than just crime,” said V.J. Smith, president of the Minneapolis chapter of MAD DADS.
He said curbing violence means tackling several issues in the process.
“Mental health, poverty, housing, jobs, you know, criminal justice,” V.J. Smith said.
He said he hopes that will include partnering with newly-elected city leaders. Smith said he plans to work with Police Chief Medaria Arradondo and Mayor-Elect Jacob Frey, but said the work needs to start with the community.
“If we depend on one person to solve our problem, we’re going to still have a big problem,” V.J. Smith said.
Police say the 17-year-old victim was taken to North Memorial Medical Center with critical injuries.
The 36-year-old victim is stable, whlie the others have non-life threatening injuries.
Police say this is still an active investigation, and they are not releasing any identities at this time. No arrests have been made.