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12-year-old girl clings to life.

Vernice Hall, 12, was shot in the head after she left a party early Saturday, according to the Pioneer Press.

She is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. Part of her skull had to be removed because of brain swelling and bleeding.

The Hall's were having a party with just music and dancing. There were about 45 guests. The festivities ended just before midnight on Friday, according to the Star Tribune.

Witnesses told Vernice's Father that they saw four young men get out of a truck and shoot at people from behind a fence. Police confirmed that the shots came from about a block away, but have not arrested anyone.

Vernice was walking down the block with her friend to say goodbye when she got shot. Her 14-year-old brother threw himself on top of her. Now, he won't talk about the experience with anyone, Vernice's older sister said.

Another boy was shot in the foot late Saturday night, and police have not arrested any suspects.

I find it interesting that this story has not received more attention from Minneapolis news sources for a couple reasons. One, it happened, so close to home and two, publicizing that there are young men or women out on the streets with guns shooting at people is important.


The identity of the South Minneapolis man, who was stabbed to death, was released in the Star Tribune Sunday.
Everett D Laye, 28, was arguing with a woman in a vehicle sitting outside the 2600 block of Longfellow Avenue S. Wednesday night when she stabbed him, according to the Star Tribune.
After the incident the woman ran north on Longfellow, authorities said, according to the Star Tribune. Laye was pronounced dead at the scene and no arrests have been made. Which means an ICR is the only public document to be tracked down.

The incident report (ICR) is more specific about where and when the stabbing took place. It occurred on 2611 Longfellow AV S at 11:50 p.m. and lasted until 12:01 p.m..
The report is vague in description of the event saying the victim was stabbed in the chest by an unknown female after a verbal argument. The report recommends further investigation.
The report lists four witnesses, an owner, and two other’s. I’m not sure what the person listed as owner is an owner too. I assume the vehicle, but I’m not sure. I’m also not sure what “other? means. I assume it means other witnesses.
The article is more comprehensive and clear about the incident, but the ICR does offer more about the specifics. The facts written in both documents are in agreement and I assume accurate.