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Mother dies, toddler should survive after south Minneapolis alleyway shooting, police say

Morning headlines from May 22, 2024
Morning headlines from May 22, 2024 01:47

MINNEAPOLIS — A mother who, along with her toddler, was shot while sitting in a vehicle in a south Minneapolis alleyway Sunday night has died, police said.

The 2-year-old child is expected to survive, according to the Minneapolis Police Department. The mother died Wednesday morning at Hennepin Healthcare, where the child was also taken after the shooting.

"I am deeply saddened to learn that the mother of this child has lost her life in such a senseless act of violence," Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara said. "This incident is a tragic reminder of how gun violence can — and is — tearing apart families in our community."   

The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. on the 2900 block of Cedar Avenue South. The mother drove herself and her toddler to the hospital after being shot.

O'Hara initially said this was a targeted act, but the department now says it is investigating what led to the shooting.

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