Child in 'grave condition' after being shot in Minneapolis

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A child is fighting for his life after a shooting in north Minneapolis Friday afternoon.

The Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) says the child is now in "grave condition" at North Memorial Medical Center.

According to a news release, preliminary investigation indicates the vehicle the boy was riding in was shot at by "a person, or persons, outside of the vehicle" shortly before 2 p.m. on the 3400 block of Morgan Avenue North. The driver of the vehicle immediately drove to the hospital for help. 

"Because of the severity of the injuries," the release says, homicide investigators responded to the scene and to the hospital for their investigation. 

The boy's family tells WCCO that he is 11 years old, and that he was still in surgery as of 6:15 p.m. 

Police don't know who fired on the car, or why the car was targeted, the station notes. 

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

MPD notes that "all tips are anonymous and persons providing information leading to an arrest and conviction may be eligible for a financial reward."

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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