Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Bullets fly in North Minneapolis

[Photo courtesy of Kare 11 News website]

In an incident that has drug deal written all over it, four people were shot in a house on the North Side last night, "Quadruple Shooting In N. Mpls. Leaves Four Injured".

According to officials, four people were found shot at a house in the 3900 block of Colfax Avenue N. about 9 p.m.

Police said two of the victims were taken to North Memorial Medical Center -- one with a chest wound and another with a wound not considered life-threatening.

Police said the other two victims were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life-threatening wounds.

Officials said they have no motive and no suspects in the shooting. At least one person was a resident of the house.
This is reportable crime on Rambix and the Red Star, but it's important to distinguish between crime on the North Side as opposed to where we typically focus: Southwest Minneapolis. The reality is that, despite all the good people, there are a lot more criminals per capita on the North Side than in Southwest. There is a lot of criminal-on-criminal crime, which, though interesting, is not the focus of this blog.

One of the main goals for Rambix is to expose incidents of violent crime that affect the average person that the local MSM covers up - like the Quagmire at Block E, for example.

So while a quad shooting on the North Side is interesting, it is, frankly, business as usual in that area.