17-year-old gang member could face 28 years in prison after shooting 5-year-old boy

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Stephon Shannon and 15-year old Julian Kijuan acted out of retaliation when they blindly shot at the house in north Minneapolis where 5-year-old Nizzel George was sleeping on the morning of June 26, said MPR news. On the night of June 26 someone fired shots at the home where Shannon lived, said MPR news. Shannon believed someone at the house where Nizzel George lived was responsible, MRP news reported. George was sleeping on a couch with three other children when one of the eight bullets fired at his home pierced through the wall and struck and killed him, said MPR news. Shannon pled guilty on Friday on charges of second-degree intentional murder for the benefit of a gang, said StarTribune. It is unknown whether the bullet that killed George was fired by Shannon or his accomplice Kijuan, StarTribune said. Shannon's sentencing will take place Tuesday, he is facing 28 years in prison, said StarTribune.

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