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Girl Critically Wounded in Gang Related Shooting

A 12-year-old girl was critically wounded on Friday evening on Oliver Avenue in North Minneapolis. The child, whose name has not yet been released, was shot in the head from approximately one block away. She was walking home from a party when the incident occurred. She was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where she remains in critical condition.

City officials are concerned that violence among young teens is on the rise in Minneapolis. The ages of children involved in shootings are becoming younger, with similar instances occurring in the past year in North Minneapolis.

Police do not believe that the bullet was intended for her. No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting, but police have descriptions of two suspects.