MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 14-year-old boy is among those arrested in connection with a shooting that left multiple people injured on Wednesday night. He was also injured by gun fire.
Just before 8 p.m., Minneapolis Police believe an argument flared up near the Little Earth of United Tribes housing development, and guns became involved.
Multiple people were hit by gunfire, including a 46-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man. All of the victims were taken to HCMC and are expected to be OK.
A 35-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man were also arrested for their role in the shooting.
The Minneapolis Mayor and Chief of Police are promising to work with Little Earth community after the latest round of violence.
This comes after an 18-year-old man allegedly shot and killed a 19-year-old in the same community back in March. Juan Antonio Vasquez, Jr., is now facing second degree murder and assault charges.
Minneapolis city leaders are now calling for an end to gun violence in the neighborhood. In a statement, Mayor Jacob Frey claims he will be working with the Police Chief to “strengthen community safety and provide additional attention to the challenges that confront the community.”
It’s not just officials who are fed up with violence, but the Little Earth of United Tribes. too. After that murder in March, leaders said that they were fed up with losing loved ones and that the guns need to cease.
The community also has a high number of opioid overdoses and deaths. When the Minneapolis Police Department began training their officers on how to carry and administer Narcan, they started here because it was a big concern.