Thursday, June 22, 2006

More Details On The Latest Minneapolis Murder

One of the aspects of the violence in Minneapolis that I've been trying to highlight over the past year or so is its migration to previously-safe areas of the city. I have posted numerous examples, both high and low profile, of violent crimes perpetrated on the "average" person who may have been engaged in walking the parks, leaving a restaurant, or other mundane activity when they were robbed, beaten, or cut down.

Murder #28 occurred in prime time in a neighborhood described as peaceful and safe. Families and children were in proximity of the killing at the time.

Here's a profile of the Standish neighborhood with links to demographic information.

Here's the KSTP Eyewitness News link which provides more detail on the story: "Man found shot to death in Minneapolis".

A quiet residential neighborhood in south Minneapolis was disturbed after a man was found shot to death in his still-running car Wednesday evening.

The shooting happened in the Standish neighborhood at 38th St. and 22nd Ave. S at approximately 7:15 p.m.

Witnesses tell police that the man’s vehicle and another vehicle were traveling eastbound on 38th and turned south on 22nd when the shooting occurred.

Several families were enjoying the evening and children were playing nearby when the shooting occurred.

"I've lived here 16 years, and this has not happened before,” says resident John Pignatello. "It's disturbing that this can happen in our neighborhood."

This is the second homicide in the neighborhood in the past few weeks.
Life is tough in the Red Zone.

The Minneapolis Quagmire continues unabated.