10-year-old shot while in car is in a coma, 'fighting to live'

A GoFundMe has been set up for the family of Ladavionne Garrett Jr.
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Ladavionne Garrett Jr.

A 10-year-old boy is now in a coma after being shot in Minneapolis Friday.

A GoFundMe identified the child as Ladavionne Garrett Jr. He was shot in the head in north Minneapolis on April 30, while riding in the car with his parents on the 3400 block of Morgan Avenue North, according to the GoFundMe. 

The driver immediately took Garrett to North Memorial Medical Center. WCCO reported police do not know who fired the shots or why they were targeting the car. However, police said the shooter was outside the vehicle.

According to the fundraiser, Garrett had to be rushed into brain surgery.

“Our young king reached up to pull out his tube. He was rushed into surgery where a special procedure was done to his beautiful little brain,” the GoFundMe page reads.

“Right now he is in a coma FIGHTING TO LIVE. His family needs our financial help. If there was ever a time for us to UNITE this is it!”

The fundraiser will go toward the “many future bills” Garrett’s family will face. It has currently raised more than $18,000 of its $100,000 goal. 

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may be submitted electronically at www.CrimeStoppersMN.org

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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