MINNEAPOLIS - Three people, including a toddler and a pregnant woman, are recovering from gunshot wounds after someone opened fire into a group a people Tuesday.
Minneapolis police say the shooting occurred around 5:30 p.m. on the 2900 block of Lyndale Avenue North.
Family members of one of the victims say a 14-month-old girl was shot in the shoulder, a 19-year-old woman, who is nine months pregnant was shot in the leg, and a 17-year-old boy was shot, as well. They say all three should recover and were hospitalized as of early Monday evening.
Police say the shooter took off running. It was unclear why the shooting took place.
Police say they were getting conflicting information. Investigators also did not know if the people were targeted or if the shooting was random.
"For the residents who live in this area, keep your eyes and ears open," said Cyndi Barrington, police spokesperson. "This is serious. You've got three victims who were shot in broad daylight and it's a high priority for the police department."
Police flooded the area with extra patrols looking for the person responsible. The shooting took place about a block from Fairview Park where children were in the middle of football practice.
"If anyone (saw) anything, can they come forward with some type of information so we can find out who this was," said Missy, who identified herself as the mother of the 19-year-old woman injured.
"We'll be OK when this will all be over and done with and catch the person who did this."
A crowd gathered near the shooting scene Monday evening including Mary Johnson, whose son was killed on these north Minneapolis streets 20 years ago by gunfire. She, like so many, just want to know why.
"Enough is enough. We're sick and tired of being sick and tired of hearing about someone's child," said Johnson.
Anyone with any information about the shooting, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, is asked to call 612-692-TIPS.
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