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Mourners still seek answers at vigil for 5-year-old Mpls. shooting victim

A vigil for 5-year-old shooting victim Nizzel George drew a large crowd, raw emotions and unanswered questions Saturday afternoon in the Twin Cities. The boy died Tuesday as he was sleeping on his grandmother's couch in North Minneapolis when her house was riddled with bullets. Two teen boys have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
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A vigil for 5-year-old shooting victim Nizzel George drew a large crowd, raw emotions and unanswered questions Saturday afternoon in the Twin Cities. The boy died Tuesday as he was sleeping on his grandmother's couch in North Minneapolis when her house was riddled with bullets. Two teen boys have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

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