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Student shot at party in Minneapolis

A senior from Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis was shot and killed at his cousin's birthday party Saturday evening, KARE 11 News reported.

Jesse Mickelson, 18, died after being shot near the alley behind his home on 29th Avenue South, police said.

About twenty kids were outside, and Mickelson was playing football with some of them in the alley, Tina Rosebear, Mickelson's sister, said. Relatives said a car then pulled into the alley.

When Mickelson went to get the ball on a neighbor's driveway, a person in the passenger seat of the car opened fire, relatives said.

Mickelson died at the scene.

The suspect vehicle was described by police as a mid-90s model white Dodge Intrepid.

Police say it's too early to say whether the murder is gang-related, KARE 11 News reported.