MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman has turned herself in after police say she walked into a downtown Minneapolis strip club and fatally shot another woman.
The shooting happened inside Augie’s Cabaret, on Hennepin Avenue, just after 1 a.m. Saturday.READ MORE: Sign Bearing George Floyd's Name Unveiled At 38th And Chicago
Investigators believe it wasn’t a random attack, that the victim was specifically targeted.
The suspect allegedly walked into the topless nightclub, shot the victim — later identified as 32-year-old Lakisha Marie Neal — then fled the scene.
When officers arrived, Neal was already dead. She died of a gunshot wound to the head, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Friends of Neal said she was a good mother and an encouraging person.READ MORE: 'It's Bizarre': Southern Minnesota Ghost Town Still Attracting Summer Visitors
“I know there is nothing you can do that’s that bad–to justify shooting,” a friend said. “There’s nothing you can do that bad. We need to stop all the violence.”
Friends held a vigil outside Augie’s Saturday night, praying for peace.
They said Neal was enjoying a Friday night out and don’t know why she would have been targeted.
Her family and friends are resting on their faith to get through this difficult time.MORE NEWS: Sign Bearing George Floyd's Name Unveiled At 38th And Chicago: 'This Is Just Another Step Forward'
The name of the suspect has not been released.