MINNEAPOLIS - The family of a pregnant 19-year-old shot in north Minneapolis Tuesday night says she has been released from the hospital, and a toddler shot in the same incident may also be sent home.
Trenay Garner, was shot in the leg when a gunman opened fire around 5:30 p.m. on the 2900 block of Lyndale Avenue North. She and her baby appear to be OK and on track to give birth to a daughter in two weeks.
A 14-month old girl, My'Khalea Smith, was shot in the chest. Family members says My'Khalea will likely be released from North Memorial Medical Center Wednesday with a bullet still lodged in her chest as doctors are opting to not remove it at this time.
The third person shot, 17-year-old Javar Smith, was treated and released from North Memorial Medical Center.
Witnesses tell police that the unidentified gunman opened fire into a crowd and then fled on foot. It remains unclear what the motive was for the shooting.
"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 continue to keep an eye on the neighborhood with extra patrols. The shooting took place about a block from Fairview Park where children were in the middle of football practice.
(Copyright 2013 by KARE. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. )