MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Friends of a young woman shot during a drive-by shooting in South Minneapolis Monday night say she is not doing well.

Nineteen-year-old Tomika Swoope remains in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center, after being shot in the 3200 block of Columbus Avenue South.

The shooting happened right outside her home.

Police say a second person was shot in the hand. Investigators have not released any information on possible suspects or a motive.

We’ll have more on the shooting — including an interview with Swoope’s best friend — tonight on WCCO 4 News At 6.

Comments (9)
  1. Romericus J Sims says:


  2. JamieinMN says:

    Can we say GANG ACTIVITY?!?!!?!? It’s very saddening to see people get sucked into this kind of life.

    1. Robert Smith says:

      You can say that. But, perhaps local citizens should stand up and make gang groups feel uncomfortable. Keep calling the Po Po…After all they are there to protect and servce.

      RS, Burnsville MN

      1. Stan Charleston says:

        What a sad story, I think the whole community needs to stand up to these people, remember that the police are too busy playing Angry Birds to help us.

      2. JamieinMN says:

        And what will that do? the “Po Po’s” can’t do anything unless a crime is committed.

  3. ThatsWhatsUp says:

    This young woman’s family is FULL of nothing but trouble, including lil ‘ol granny. The taxpayers of this state have taken care of generations of the Brelands, both through incarceration and the “dole”. If the poor girl was law-abiding and innocent, than she is an anomoly in that gene pool mess.

    1. Big blue says:

      Sometimes not saying anything is the best way some people to like this idiot who wrote this about this girl family just zip lock you thought of thinking ok

  4. iknowwhatwecoulddo says:

    time to order some gur-b-gone

  5. tiredofitall says:

    It all boils down to NO family values.Black men need to quit impregnating 15 year olds and if they do,be there for the rest of the kids life and maybe,just,maybe things can change.

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