Shots at Minneapolis home leave four wounded

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 27, 2012 - 8:39 PM

Shots fired from outside during the night at a home in north Minneapolis wounded four people, one of them a teenage boy.

The incident occurred about 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 1500 block of Queen Avenue N., said police Sgt. Stephen McCarty.

Two men, a woman and a juvenile were taken to nearby North Memorial Medical Center and were expected to survive, McCarty said.

No arrests have been made, and McCarty said he does not believe the public is at risk.

Emma Mercer, who lives in the house, said she was taking a bath at the time of the shootings. Mercer said the victims were men ages 21 and 19, a 39-year-old woman who is related to Mercer and a 17-year-old boy.

The woman and the 21-year-old man were in good condition late Thursday morning, while the 19-year-old man was treated and released on Wednesday night, said North Memorial spokeswoman Wendy Jerde. There was no information available on the teenager's condition.

Mercer said the group was about to leave for a concert in the Warehouse District when the shots peppered the home. She said police collected 11 bullet casings at the home, which she moved into a few months ago.

A south-facing window of the house had at least eight bullet holes, and an interior wall took at least three bullets.

Star Tribune staff photographer David Joles contributed to this report. Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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