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Hospital: 3 north Minneapolis shooting victims in stable condition

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Three victims in the most recent shooting in Minneapolis are in stable condition, according to reports. This comes as the North Minneapolis neighborhood mourns victims after a series of shooting over Fourth of July weekend.

North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale has released information on the condition of the three shooting victims injured in north Minneapolis early Wednesday, the Star Tribune reports.

A North Memorial spokeswoman said Asia Mosley, 29, Jessica Gaston, 36, and a third unidentified woman are all in stable condition with non-critical wounds. Police are still looking for suspects in connection with the shootings, which happened about 1:30 a.m. behind a home in the area of North 36th Avenue and Freemont Avenue North, according to media reports.

The shootings early Wednesday marked the latest round of violence in a span of a few days in North Minneapolis. Two people were killed and at least three more injured after three separate shootings in north Minneapolis Friday night and Saturday morning, and two people were also stabbed early Sunday.

The shootings of the three women Wednesday happened in the same area of north Minneapolis where Police Chief Janee Harteau visited just hours earlier, where she was making a personal plea for people to put their guns down, KSTP says.

FOX 9 says Harteau's initiative to put more officers in the violent areas of north Minneapolis has led to more gun seizures.

The Star Tribune says about 100 people gathered at vigil in north Minneapolis Wednesday night to remember Cabrie D. Young, 28, and Francesca M. DeSandre, 24. Young was shot at a home in the 3400 block of Dupont Avenue N. late Friday night and DeSandre was shot at her home in the 2600 block of N. 3rd Street early Saturday morning.

Hours before the vigil Wednesday, Joseph Lee Smith, 24, of Brooklyn Center, was charged with second-degree murder in the connection with Young's death, WCCO says.

According to the criminal complaint in the case, the July 4 incident began with a fist fight between two men outside the Dupont Avenue North house. The complaint says Young was helping the downed fighter in the house when Smith, who was with the other fighter, ran in the house and allegedly began shooting at Young.

WCCO says the Hennepin County Attorney's Office has asked for an extension until Thursday to seek charges for the suspect in DeSandre's death.

Among those at the vigil Wednesday night was MAD DADS President V.J. Smith pleaded with the crowd to speak up as a way to curb the violence.

"It’s their job to put them in jail. It’s our job to tell them who to put in jail," Smith said.

The Star Tribune says police have reported 413 aggravated assaults so far this year, a 13 percent increase over last year.

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