MINNEAPOLIS — Police are investigating what led to the death of a South St. Paul teenager in Minneapolis Saturday night.
The department said on May 13, officers were sent to North Memorial Medical Center around 10 p.m. after learning that a teen girl was at the facility with a life-threatening gunshot wound.
The teen, identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as 15-year-old Marleisha Davenport, died at the hospital. The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide.
"She was such a special kid," a family member told KARE 11. "So sweet. Fashionable. Intelligent. It's such a hard time."
A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for Marleisha's family described the teenager as "very loving, vibrant, and always willing to serve others."
"Marleisha was loved from every direction and enchanted every person she met. She was extremely intelligent and had a personality larger than life," the fundraiser added.
The 15-year-old was one of eight siblings and a freshman at Two Rivers High School.
Minneapolis police said no arrests have been made yet in connection to Davenport's death.
Anyone with information on this case can contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit tips electronically at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org.
Davenport's death came one day after 16-year-old Jahcohn Anderson was shot and killed in Brooklyn Park. An 18-year-old from Columbia Heights was arrested Saturday night in connection to Anderson's death.
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