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Girl shot in head

A 12-year-old Minneapolis girl was shot in the head on Friday night in Minneapolis as she walked home from a party.
The girl was in grave condition at Hennepin County Medical Center on Saturday afternoon.
The girl, whose name was not released by police, was shot in the head at the intersection of 18th Street and Oliver Avenue North in North Minneapolis around midnight Friday.
WCCO reports that police said a group of children walked out of a nearby house party when someone fired multiple shots from down the street. One of them hit the child.
“We don’t believe that she was the intended victim,? said Lt. Dean Christiansen of the Minneapolis Police Department.
According to WCCO, among Minneapolis’ 60 homicides in 2006, 11 victims were younger than 18. Eleven juveniles were charged with homicide or related offenses. But Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said Saturday that overall criminal activity among youths has declined.
The girl’s family didn’t want to talk about the shooting or her condition when reached Saturday afternoon, WCCO reports.
No arrests had been made by Saturday evening. Police said they have descriptions of two suspects, although no names have been released. The investigation is ongoing.

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