Friday, August 18, 2006

Another Minneapolis Shooting Overnight

I can't go away for 24 hours without the city of Minneapolis devolving into mayhem. Who's watching the store?

The newest insult to the once-fine city happened in a somewhat seedy, but heavily traveled area of Lake St. not far from the high profile urban entertainment areas of Lyn-Lake and Uptown. In fact, many visitors to those areas would drive right by the shooting site to get there.

On a personal note, the Rambix family passes directly by this site on occasion; this is how violence in Minneapolis affects us all. It's not just for gangsters anymore.

KSTP Eyewitness News reports: "Four shot outside S. Minneapolis bar".

Four people were shout [sic] outside of a south Minneapolis sports bar late Thursday. It happened near Champions near 35W and Lake St. around 11:30 p.m.

Four people were sent to the hospital. One of the victims is reported to be in serious condition.
The Fallujah-style assault dispersed the wounded:

The victims were apparently found scattered around the neighborhood. One victim was found near Champions, one was found down the block near White Castle and two others were found down the street by West Lake St. and Pillsbury Ave. S.

What led up to this incident is still a mystery.

"...If you're looking for the motive, we don't know what the motive is right now," said Pete Jackson, of the Minneapolis Police Department.
The police investigation continues.

Welcome to the Minneapolis Quagmire.