MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two teenage boys suffered gunshot wounds Monday morning in the north metro when carjackers opened fire on them before stealing their vehicle.

The Columbia Heights Police Department says the carjacking happened just after 5:30 a.m., near the intersection of 42 Avenue and Fillmore Street Northeast.

The victims – a 17-year-old from Maple Grove and a 16-year-old from Brooklyn Park – both suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Emergency crews brought them to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment.

Police say the older victim called 911, telling dispatchers that he’d been shot and that someone stole his SUV, a 2016 Jeep Patriot with Minnesota license plate AWF385. The vehicle has yet to be found.

The teens described their carjackers as a man and a woman.

Anyone with information on the carjacking is asked to call 763-427-1212.


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