Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Today's Minneapolis Murder

I thought I'd counted 28 previously, but Fox 9 News at 9:00 reported that today's Minneapolis murder is #28. There was a cluster of murders and dead bodies last weekend so the count got a little confusing. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Fox 9 News reported that the Red Zone murder occurred in the Standish neighborhood of Minneapolis, which is in South Minneapolis. According to the reporter, the neighborhood was previously considered safe; in other words, here we go again.

The only online story on the murder at 38th St. and 22nd Ave. S. that I see posted at this point is from KARE 11: "Man killed in south Minneapolis".

The violence [Ed. - That would be "Quagmire"] continues in Minneapolis as another man is gunned down.

Wednesday night around seven o'clock police responded to a call about a drive-by shooting at 38th Street and 22nd Avenue South.

When they arrived they found a man dead inside a running car.

The man had been shot to death.

Police Captain Rich Stanek said it appears the car the man was in and another car were traveling on 38th street when multiple shots were fired.

Police are looking for the other car, but have no suspects at this time.

This is the 28th murder in Minneapolis this year.
I'll go with KARE 11 on the body count, the rate of which appears to be increasing.

How's that crime plan working, Mayor Rybak?