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Teens shot in face, foot in separate north Minneapolis shootings

Boy, 14, shot in the face in Minneapolis
Boy, 14, shot in the face in Minneapolis 00:17

MINNEAPOLIS – Police say two teenagers were injured in separate shootings Wednesday evening in north Minneapolis.

Officers were called to the 1100 block of 24th Avenue North at about 5:47 p.m. after MPD's ShotSpotter system detected fully-automatic gunfire.  

The victim, a 14-year-old boy, was found at the scene. He was taken to an area hospital, and his wounds are not considered life-threatening.  


Police say "at least one vehicle left the area at a high rate of speed." No one else was reported injured. The investigation is on-going.

Less than three hours later, and less than two miles away, a teenage boy was shot in the foot. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. on the 900 block of Sheridan Avenue North. Police say the victim, who is believed to be 15, walked up to a residence to ask for help after being shot. He wasn't seriously injured. No was is in custody

Anyone with information on these cases can submit an anonymous tip online to Crime Stoppers, or call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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