Child in 'grave condition' after being shot in Minneapolis

More details are expected to be released later.
Publish date:

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

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.

Next Up

lane-kueng-thao - edit

Trial of 3 ex-officers charged in George Floyd's death delayed to 2022

This comes after the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against the officers last week.

Target Field

Twins: Target Field to return to 100% capacity from July 5

The Twins are increasing capacity for its May and June games, too.

Bob Kroll

Minneapolis City Council committee votes not to provide Bob Kroll defense in lawsuits

On Wednesday, the Policy and Government Oversight Committee voted to deny Kroll indemnification in four lawsuits he is named in.


Pandemic program gives eligible households $50 off monthly internet bills

The Emergency Broadband Program was passed by Congress as part of a COVID-19 relief package in December.

Twitter -  Jennifer McDermed glitch - FOX 9

FOX 9 meteorologist's glitchy, laugh-filled forecast goes viral, features on Fallon

The FOX 9 meteorologist's clip was shared on 'Jimmy Fallon' and 'GMA.'

police lights

Suspects, possibly armed, flee after gunshots and car crash in Bemidji

Police say they may be armed, and are asking the public for tips.

Kevin Fiala, Jordan Greenway

Wild blanked by Blues; playoff fate is in Colorado's hands

It comes down to the final day of the regular season.

Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 10.04.32 PM

Number of suicides in Minnesota decreased in 2020

While the number dropped, 723 people still died by suicide last year.

Vikings fans, U.S. Bank Stadium

Ranking the most difficult games in the Vikings' 2021 schedule

The Vikings have some interesting matchups on their 17-game slate.


police lights

Investigation underway after man shot to death in north Minneapolis

This follows a rash of gun violence in the Twin Cities the night before.

Minneapolis police

Man dies hours after being shot in north Minneapolis

The victim, in his 20s, died after being shot Sunday night.

Ambulance hospital emergency

Man dies 12 days after being shot in Minneapolis

Police confirmed his death on Sunday.

Woman shot dead on Thanksgiving Day in north Minneapolis

The woman was in grave condition when police arrived at the scene.

police tape, crime scene

Driver dies after being shot, crashing into cars in Minneapolis

The incident happened around 1:25 a.m. Tuesday.

1 dead after overnight shooting in north Minneapolis

The victim's full identity has not been released.