Suspect who shot three in north Mpls, including baby and pregnant teen, still at large

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A map of where yesterday's shooting occurred.
Minneapolis police are asking for whatever help they can get in trying to arrest the suspect responsible for shooting three people in broad daylight yesterday in north Minneapolis.

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The victims are a 14-month-old baby, a 19-year-old pregnant woman, and a 17-year-old boy. All are expected to survive their injuries.

A statement released last night by the MPD details the circumstances and aftermath of the shootings:
August 20, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) At 5:29pm this evening, Officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired and a shooting in the 2900 block on Lyndale Avenue North. When officers arrived they found 2 victims that had been shot. A 14-month-old female was shot in the shoulder area and transported via ambulance to North Memorial Hospital. A 19-year-old female was shot in the leg and transported to HCMC. Officers learned that there was a third shooting victim, a 17-year-old male who was also shot in the leg and was taken to North Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle. All of the injuries are non-life threatening.

Preliminary information indicates that there was a group of people standing around a parked vehicle when an adult male approached the group and began shooting. The suspect then fled on foot. There is no suspect description at this time and the motive is unknown. Investigators are on the scene and there is an increase in patrol in the area. Officers continue to canvass the neighborhood and the MPD ask that anyone with any information about this shooting call, 612-692-TIPS (8477).
As has been the case in other instances of North Side violence, reports indicate witnesses aren't exactly being forthcoming about what they saw and who might've been involved.

"Police say they were getting conflicting information," a KARE report says. "Investigators also did not know if the people were targeted or if the shooting was random."

The shooting happened about a block away from Farview Park, where kids were practicing football. The coach of the team, Jamil Jackson, told the Star Tribune that "Where I live, it's pretty common to hear gunshots in the evenings."

He said he told his players, "Be watchful. If they see a group gathering, go the other way. These are survivor techniques of living in this community."

Police say they've flooded the area with extra patrols.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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adampeterka21
adampeterka21

Yoopie 93...I appreciate your message to KKKenny. I was about to ask if the site had a virus! By the looks of things it has 2 of them. KKKenny and Tranny!! KKKenny you took what I said to a whole different dimension! 

I understand the troll thing now!

KKKenny, In a way I feel sorry for you! You probably grew up in the same type of community were talking about right now. Lots of ignorance, not a whole lot of money, and lack of education. At least that's what I gathered from your picture!!

Wall street? WTF?

KKKenny, I have read your post about a dozen times, and every time I laugh a little harder! I feel like I'm having a conversation with a 4th grader at the play ground in my grandmas trailer park.

KKKenny and Tranny, 2 suggestions! 1... Help the community instead of bitch about it! Volunteer some time! See what its like in the real world!! What real struggles are!

                                                             2...Quit masturbating to the Rodney King beating!! That video is about 20 years old!

adampeterka21
adampeterka21

I think Its a sad day when you have to teach children to walk away from a crowd to avoid a possible shooting! People are teaching this as a "survivor technique" in their community in our state.  WHAT?  Meanwhile Plymouth Creek has undercover cops busting pot smokers handing out $85.00 tickets. Wow!!!!!  

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

Cue apologist comments from idiots like @MB in 3..2..1..

yoopie93
yoopie93

Cue racist comments from idiots like @kennyX in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . . 

kennyX
kennyX

@adampeterka21

Why is a sad day? This is the way of life for the Norf-siders. Remember, people CHOOSE to live in this shithole. And if you choose to live in a shithole, you have to pay the consequences. And I am sorry, but if people choose to live in this neighborhood (and more importantly, choose to live this lifestyle), you should not be surprised if your kid gets hit by a stray bullet. 

Like the football coach said, 

 "Be watchful. If they see a group gathering, go the other way. These are survivor techniques of living in this community."

Basically what he was saying is, "the problem is not guns, the problem is the "community".

Why can't you white-guilt Liberals see that? 

And more importantly, why do you make excuses for this type of behavior?

Can you honestly look me in the eye and say that Wall Street is to blame for this?

Is "Racism" the source of this problem?

Al and Jesse may think so, and even Obama may think so, but if you have a brain, (which most of you don't), let us admit the true source of the problem:

Poor life decisions and degenerate behavior.

If you can't afford to support a baby, sew up your fuck hole.

If your life revolves around the concept of "Muh Dick" (Google it), then you should be sterilized. 

Bottom line is this:

Tax payers should not be responsible for your irresponsible behavior. 

If you want to eat, get a job.

If you want to fuck, get a job.

If you choose not to get a job, you have no right to eat nor fuck.


I dare anyone to combat my argument.

yeah
yeah

@Courtney Klos what do you think? 

yoopie93
yoopie93

@CinBlueland   Ha ha, your comment was just like mine!  How novel.  Now wonder you're designated as a "Top Commenter."

kennyX
kennyX

@yoopie93 

Black-on-black crime isn't racist.

Al, Jesse, and Obama told me so.

It's only racist when a black thug is pounding a half-white/half-hispanic man's skull into the ground and he responds by shooting the said thug into the ever after.

Only THEN is it racist.

Do you even read the news?

jason.dorweiler
jason.dorweiler topcommenter

@kennyX @adampeterka21 People choose to live there huh? Nothing to do with gentrification? Have some compassion for life, no matter the color.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@kennyX @adampeterka21   [The following is excerpted from "Internet Trolling for Dummies, 3rd Edition"]

Chapter 4:  Posting Ignorant Racist Comments While at the Same Time Calling Out Others for Being Racist

Now that you understand the basics of internet trolling, it's time to put your retarded thoughts out there for the world to see.  Internet forums are a great way to boost your shriveled ego, given that you are most likely single or in a dead marriage.  The people at your work barely tolerate you, and you can practically hear them laughing behind your back every day when you pass by.  You have few friends, and the ones you claim to have rarely pick up your calls or respond to texts, because they just don't want to hear your uneducated thoughts on the world for the hundredth time.  But fear not!  The internet is here, and not only can you post every hateful and uninformed thing that comes to your beer-addled mind--you can do it behind the safety net of anonymity!  It's not like you'd ever actually go up to a minority and say these things.  Nope, you can put them out there without any fear of actually having to answer to the people you know nothing about. 

The best way to get your point across is to use the old Orwellian tactic of simultaneously calling people out for a certain behavior, all the while demonstrating it yourself.  Race is a great topic for trolling, so you'll want to make broad generalizations about an entire race of people, such as African-Americans (naturally, you're an angry, white male who has always lived a sheltered life, and therefore knows nothing about what life is like in their shoes).  Here are some great keywords you can use to illustrate your "point":  ghetto, degenerate, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Hussein Obama, and "those people."  Now, you're probably worried that someone smarter than you--and let's face it, that includes every man, woman, child, and pet in your community--will point out the racism and the logical faults in your comment.  Don't worry!  When that happens, just leave a retort that calls out the other person for being the true racist!  No, you don't have "facts" and "evidence" to prove this--nor for anything you post--but do it anyway.  And when that fails (and it will), then resort to the internet troll's last line of defense--call them gay!  

And finally, when you include a photo with your anonymous avatar, be sure to find one where you aren't wearing a shirt.  That way, people will know that you're all business.

You're now ready for Chapter 5: Using Hitler Analogies to Accentuate Your Worthless Ideas

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@yeah25-35 YO white males, in khaki pants and polo shirts. Vehicle appears to have been a late model BMW or Audi.

DESTROYMEGTUTHILL
DESTROYMEGTUTHILL

@kennyX @yoopie93 Al, Jesse and Obama have nothing to do with this. The evil that you bring into the world does. I know that you benefit from the system that puts people in poverty and leads to crime. And then your insecurity causes you to bring your evil here. 

yoopie93
yoopie93

@mingtran   So, you're a troll.  And not only are you a troll, but you're a troll whose only purpose seems to be to stand up for other trolls.  Not to offer any kind of thought, idea, or comment--just to ask people like me who stand up to moronic trolls, "Why are you commenting?"  Wow.  Really, @mingtran?  I realize that your special ed classes have probably put a strain on your thought quota for the day, but really?  You have the gaul to question MY sense of reality?  You're really going to say--in a public forum, no less--that I'M the one who is trying to project myself onto others?  Come on, ming, I know you're not that much of a moron.  You somehow managed to put enough brain power together to type on a computer.  Are you really that dense?  Drool once for yes, and twice for no.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

You haven't done anything except project yourself onto others, only it's not sticking. You aren't powerful enough to create your own reality so you reside in the one others create for you. Why even comment?

yoopie93
yoopie93

@mingtran @kennyX   Hey City Pages, what does it take to be  labeled as a "TOP COMMENTER" on your site?  A lobotomy, perhaps?  It seems like you hand out that  designation the way clowns throw out candy at a parade.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@mingtran   Hey look, it's Troll #2.  Welcome to the party.  I don't want an audience.  I just want to keep exposing you idiotic shitheads for the mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging mongoloids that you are.  Mission accomplished!

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

Kenny is far more in the right than you are on this one. You need to offer something more than ignorance if you want an audience.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@mingtran   No.  A troll is a person who purposefully goes on websites with ideologies that they disagree with, only to leave comments that will bait people into arguments.  It's a sad way for an empty person to try and fluff up their ego by making themselves seem like they know more than everyone else, when in fact, they usually wind up shitting their own pants with their stupidity.  

I am not a troll.  I am a killer of trolls.  Learn the difference, dipshit.

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

You don't offer anything though. You are a bigger troll than Kenny

kennyX
kennyX

@yoopie93

No, I do not collect a SSI check.

But my tax dollars pay for yours.

Don't hate the hand that feeds you.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@kennyX @yoopie93   Come on, kenny.  You're too stupid to have a job.  You stay at home waiting for your SSI check to come in the mail, and then go trolling on sites with comments about how greedy liberals are.  That's the retard way!

kennyX
kennyX

@jvenn 

yoopie is a jizz guzzling Obama feces sucker. He will believe anything that Obama tells him because he does not have a mind of his own.

Each night before he goes to bed after his part-time gig at Spyhouse, he repeats to himself, 

Oh-Bah-Mah

Oh-Bah-Mah

Oh-Bah-Mah

............................................................

kennyX
kennyX

@yoopie93 And I did respond late at night and early in the morning because, unlike you, I have a job and I pay taxes. 

It must totally suck being a part-time Barista at Spyhouse. Are they going to pay for your Obamacare when it kicks in?

LOL!!

yoopie93
yoopie93

@kennyX @jvenn @yoopie93 @CinBlueland   Oh @kennyX, I do so love it when simple people prove me right.  Thank you so much.  And you played a hand right out of the troll handbook--you waited until late at night to post your idiotic comment so as to try and have the final word on the matter.  Bravo!  I didn't really bother reading your entire post.  From skimming it, I saw words like Hillary, "Whitey," and  . . . zzzzzzzz.  Wuh, huh . . . oh, sorry.  You know, it being late at night and all, I get sleepy.  Anyway kenny, you are a jizz-stained sock lying under a bed made out of tossed-off, generic conservative talking points.  I'm not even sure you are real--I think perhaps you are a really clever satirist who is ironically making light of what a typical Republican douche does and says.  In that case, let me give you a standing ovation.  If not, then go get some sleep.  You've got a busy day ahead of you tomorrow going on liberal-leaning websites and trying to invalidate your worthlessness by leaving troll comments on their boards.  Nighty-night!

kennyX
kennyX

@jvenn @yoopie93 @CinBlueland 

This has nothing to do with race. It has to do with a segment of society within a particular race. A segment, which unfortunately, represents the vast majority of said race (in particular within urban areas.)

I love it when apologists like yoopie93 claims that my demographic are "victims of society." We are not. Middle-to-upper class white people are rarely victims of black crime. (and even when it does happen, the Government-controlled Media ignores it). 

Middle-to-upper-class White people are rarely subjected to black crime because we choose not to (and more importantly, can afford not to) live in these dangerous crime-ridden neighborhoods. 

Do any of you actually think that Youth Football coaches in White Bear Lake are telling their players, "When you see groups gathering, duck and cover"? 

I. Don't. Think. So.

Why can't we just admit that black inner-city neighborhoods have a serious crime problem?

Making excuses and blaming "Whitey" hasn't done a damn thing to fix the problem. And pouring more tax-payer money into failed social programs hasn't done the trick either. 

The "Great Society" has failed on so many levels, it is not even funny.

So what is the solution?

According to Democrats, the solution is to continue the same failed policies that continue the downward spiral of poverty and Government dependence. 

And thus, crime.

But as long as wealthy DFL politicians such as Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Hiliarity Clintoon, who do not have to live in the nasty ghettos where their voter base comes from, what do they care?


WHAT DIFFERENCE AT THIS POINT DOES IT MAKE??

--Hilary Clinton, 2013 



jvenn
jvenn

@yoopie93 @CinBlueland 1. you should have some idea of who the shooter was.  any reasonable person knows that based on the location, method, and race of victims, the suspect is most likely a young black male.  

2.  not sure what point you were trying to make, and i do not know you or any of the other commentators, but i did see that you brought up the issue of race, not kennyx.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@CinBlueland @yoopie93   I have no idea who did it, nor do I give a fuck what Keith Ellison has to say about it.  My original post was only meant to point out that there are a number of trolls on this site, such as my personal fave @kennyX, who make quasi-racist comments on every story like this --usually some rehash of a talking point that Rush or Hannity spewed to make their largely white, male, Christian, middle-to-uppper class listeners feel like they are the true victims of society.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

@yoopie93 @CinBlueland Got me.. Damn typos and no edit feature after 5 min..

So who do you think did it? What should the public reaction be? Should Ellison show up to make another speech about unifying the neighborhood?

kennyX
kennyX

@DESTROYMEGTUTHILL

I bring evil?

I do not commit crime.

I pay taxes.

I contribute to society.

I tell the truth and tell it like it is.


Why can't you do that?

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