Shooter of slain boy identified, more information needed

Investigators told Fox 9 they have identified the gunman who killed a young boy Tuesday morning in north Minneapolis, but they're still asking the public for more tips. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information. The five-year-old boy was sleeping on a couch inside his home when he was struck by a single bullet.
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Investigators told Fox 9 they have identified the gunman who killed a young boy Tuesday morning in north Minneapolis, but they're still asking the public for more tips. A $1,000 reward is being offered for information. The five-year-old boy was sleeping on a couch inside his home when he was struck by a single bullet.

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