The Minneapolis Police Department responded to a shot spotter activation and a report of damage from gunfire at a duplex on the city’s north side.
Inside that apartment, they found a seven-year-old who had been shot, and another 11-year-old boy grazed by a bullet. Both children have non-life-threatening injuries.
Police Chief Brian O’Hara is upset that his officers had to respond to another call involving children injured by gunfire.
“The level of gun violence in the city is totally unacceptable,” O’Hara said. “We are outraged whenever our children are victimized by senseless violence. But we are thankful that the injuries appear to be non-life threatening.”
O’Hara said they found evidence of gunfire in the street, including shell casings and damage to property. He said they are following several leads, but believes it was random and the children were not targets.
Both of the children are at North Memorial Hospital in stable condition.