Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Shots Ring Out In Minneapolis, Part 2

On December 23, 2005, I reported a shooting at Wendy's Restaurant on Lake St. in Minneapolis here:

Patrons of Wendys on Lake St. in Minneapolis celebrate the pre-Christmas hours Minneapolis-style; the Red Star reports:

Two people were shot Thursday night in Minneapolis after one or more suspects fired several rounds from a semiautomatic weapon into a Wendy's restaurant on the 200 block of W. Lake Street.
Guns and gangs rule the streets in South Minneapolis along Lake Street. Most folks just want to survive and get home safely at night, but the bad elements come from far and wide to make things very uncomfortable. Just pray you're not sitting next to some homie at Wendys who is a target of a gang hit.
Well, it happened again late Monday night, according to KSTP Eyewitness News:

Minneapolis police are searching for two teenagers after a double shooting at a fast food restaurant in south Minneapolis late Monday night.

The teens walked up to a car in the Wendy's parking lot on West Lake St. and Pillsbury Ave. and shot two people sitting in a car. One victim ran into the restaurant, the other flagged down a car and got a ride to the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Police say the victims were targeted.

"It appears it had nothing to do with Wendys and it doesn't appear to be a random shooting, it appears they shot them in the car for some reason," said Lt. Mike Sauro, of the Minneapolis Police Department.

Police say both victims were seriously wounded but should survive their injuries. Officers say the suspects are teenage boys.
The criminals remain on the loose. No suspect descriptions have been given, other than noting they are teenagers.

Be on the lookout for teenagers, I guess.