Two children shot near Fairview Park
Two youths were struck by stray bullets from a shooting near Fairview Park.
A 15-year-old girl was struck in the leg and Truvontee McElroy, 11, was shot in the stomache at Fairview Park near 29th and Lyndale Avenues N. around 5:45 p.m.
In an interview with The Star Tribune, police say McElroy and the girl were standing with a group of 30 to 50 children near a bus stop across the street from the park.
Both children were taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
"This is not fatal, which I think we're very fortunate more people were not injured tonight," says Minneapolis Police spokesman Bill Palmer in an interview with Kare11.
Police do have suspect information, but are not releasing those details at this time or what may have prompted the shooting.