MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Family and friends are mourning after a young man walking down a North Minneapolis street was shot and killed on Saturday.
It happened near Colfax Avenue and 39th Avenue — in broad daylight.
Police say the shooting took place in an alley just before noon. They haven’t made any arrests.
For some in the neighborhood, this crime is a breaking point.
Just like that, a young man is gone.
“Our victim was walking westbound on 39th Avenue North when a white vehicle pulled up and the occupants shot the victim, the suspect vehicle fled northbound on Colfax Avenue,” said John Elder, Minneapolis Police Department.
It’s not clear who did it, but the aftermath is certain.
“Our young people, they need to stop. They need to stop it and stop it now. They need to, this is crazy. This is crazy,” said Reverend Arnetta Phillips of Shiloh Temple.
Phillips said the shooting was a sadly familiar scene.
“Now I gotta console a mother, another mother! It hurts and I’m tired,” she said.
This murder is the third this year, and officers are trying to figure out why it happened, as is Arnetta.
“This is crazy for our people to be killing our own people. They’re killing us like we are dogs on the street,” Phillips said.
The young man was found lying in an alley, devastating those who loved him dearly, and outraging those who are there to help.
“It’s got to stop and it’s got to stop now. It’s got to stop, it has to,” said Phillips.
Officers say they are looking for a white car. They say it was traveling quickly in North Minneapolis around noon. If you have any information about the shooting, please contact Minneapolis Police.