Two groups shot at each other outside the Jerry Gamble Boys & Girls Club
The Star Tribune reports Saturday that a man was shot and killed and a youth injured in an altercation outside a north Minneapolis youth center Friday.
According to inspector Mike Martin of the Minneapolis Police Department, the victim, a man in his late 40s, was outside the Jerry Gamble Boys & Girls Club, 2410 Irving Av. N., when a fight broke out between two groups of young men at 4:20 p.m.
Martin said that shots were fired, striking the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The article goes on to say that a juvenile male who was also shot was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, where he was in critical but stable condition. His wound was not considered life-threatening.
Martin said it was unclear whether the man was part of the altercation or a bystander who was was trying to break up the fight.
Although the dispute does not appear to be drug-related, ipolice say that t is possible that it is gang-related. They are looking into it.
Marlene Wright, vice president of marketing and communications at the Boys & Girls Club, said club officials were still trying to piece together details of the shooting.
Wright also said there had been no similar incidents of violence.
"Our purpose and the reason we have these clubs in these neighborhoods is so kids have a place to go, a place to get off the streets and a safe place to be productive," she said. "This is exactly what we don't ever want to see happen. It's unfortunate."