Another child in a critical condition after shooting in Minneapolis

The child was reportedly shot in the head.
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Another child is in a critical condition after being shot in Minneapolis, police say.

The Minneapolis Police Department's preliminary investigation has found that a young child and a man were shot shortly after 11 p.m. Monday on the 3500 block of Penn Avenue North. 

Police said the "pre-teen" girl was in a vehicle when she was shot, and the driver went directly to Hennepin County Medical Center, arriving at 11:16 p.m.

Peace activist Kay G. Wilson says the child is his 6-year-old granddaughter, and she was shot in the head. 

The man who was shot was brought by a private vehicle to North Memorial Medical Center at 11:14 p.m., police said. It's unclear where the man was when he was shot.

Both victims are in critical condition, police said. 

The MPD's homicide unit and the crime lab are investigating the shooting. No arrests have been made. 

Anyone with information on what happened is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online here. Tips are anonymous and could lead to a financial reward.

The girl is the latest child to be shot in Minneapolis in recent weeks. On Saturday, 9-year-old Trinity Ottoson-Smith was shot in the head during a birthday party and is now "fighting for her life."

And 10-year-old Ladavionne Garret, Jr. was shot in the head while riding in a vehicle in north Minneapolis on April 30. He's still hospitalized. 

According to the Star Tribune, the child shot Monday night is the 21st child to have been shot so far this year, which is about twice as many as this time in 2020. 

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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