Teens arrested in DHL delivery driver shooting
Two teens have been arrested in connection with a Thursday shooting of a delivery driver in north Minneapolis, according to the Star Tribune.
The teens, 15 and 17, were arrested later Thursday and Friday morning respectively.
The incident happened around 2 p.m. near 29th and Oliver Avenues N. The DHL delivery driver was completing a delivery when he was shot inside his van.
The driver then drove to a hardware store on Lowry and Penn Avenues N. Employees called 911 and the injured driver was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale where his injuries were declared not life, threatening.
The 17-year-old boy is no stranger to the police. He has been arrested at least 10 times.
This incident adds to thought that juvenile crime rates are increasing in the metro area. Mayor R.T. Rybak addressed the issue saying, "We need to ask parents, guardians and the community to help us and to help keep guns out of the hands of kids. Youth violence is an epidemic in this city, state and country. I am outraged as a parent and as the mayor. We need tougher enforcement, and we will continue to look at the issues why some youth turn to violence."