Monday, March 27, 2006

Two Boys Shot In Minneapolis Robbery

The Red Star got a rare scoop on an armed robbery in North Minneapolis that resulted in the shooting of two juveniles: "Two Minneapolis boys shot during armed robbery".

Minneapolis police are on the hunt this morning for suspects after an apparent armed robbery led to the shooting of two juvenile males last night in Minneapolis.

The boys, who were not identified, were taken to North Memorial Hospital with injuries that police would not disclose, according to media reports.
Their ages were not revealed. It appears that the investigation is still hot:

Minneapolis police Lt. Brad Sporny told reporters at the scene that robbery was the apparent motive. "But this is very early in the investigation," he said.
There's no indication why two juveniles were out on the streets after 10pm on a school night, or where their parents were.

An incident which occurred over the weekend in Bloomington is a real whodunit. There was a murder with a crashed vehicle, a dead body, bloody people, and several crime scenes. Bloomington police are investigating, as KARE 11 News reports: "Bloomington Police still investigating bizarre weekend murder".

Police were still searching for suspects Sunday in the shooting death of a 23-year-old man whose body was found in a car on Interstate-494 a day earlier.

"This is probably one of the more confusing crimes or police calls I've seen in quite some time," said Bloomington police Lt. Kevin Hinrichs.

No arrests had been made by Sunday afternoon. But police had interviewed several suspects, including a handful of people seen entering a nearby Comfort Inn with bloodstained clothing. Police believe the victim was shot at a different hotel.
How a man who was shot at a hotel manages to find himself in a crashed car on the freeway remains unknown.

The investigation began about 4:20 a.m. Saturday after state troopers responded to a single-car crash on eastbound Interstate 494 at Chicago Avenue South. It appeared the car struck a barrier and ended up in a ditch.

A 23-year-old man, who was not the driver, was found dead inside, Hinrichs said. Troopers then realized the man had multiple gunshot wounds.

About the same time, Bloomington police learned that several people wearing bloodstained clothing walked into the Comfort Inn hotel, Hinrichs said.

Police questioned those people, as well as a woman whom Richfield police later found on Interstate 35W just north of I-494. She also had bloodstained clothing.

Based on their early investigation, police said the 23-year-old man had been shot outside the Embassy Suites hotel on 34th Avenue S. in Bloomington. It was unclear when the man was shot.
The victim was shot in the head.

There appears to be no shortage of suspects, many of whom were covered in blood. That's a problem.

Rambix' working theories: (1) Drug involvement. (2) There will somehow be a Minneapolis connection. (3) The people involved have criminal histories.