A 10-year-old Minneapolis girl was hospitalized Thursday night after an errant bullet pierced the wall of her North Side home and struck her in the foot, police said.
The girl was taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), where her condition was unknown. She was shot while in her home in the 1600 block of Plymouth Avenue N., according to an incident report. No arrests have been announced.
Police haven't publicly identified a motive for the shooting, which happened about 10:21 p.m. on Thursday and was the latest in a spate of gun violence in Minneapolis that has baffled officials and panicked residents.
The incident followed a double shooting on the same block last week in which two people were shot behind an apartment complex. The complex, a few blocks east of the Police Department's Fourth Precinct headquarters, was the site of the fatal police shooting of Jamar Clark last fall.
Authorities on Friday also identified the victim of this week's gang-related slaying in the Willard Hay neighborhood as Roy Davis, 20. His death, the city's sixth homicide of the year, came when a gunman or gunmen opened fire Wednesday night into a group of people holding an impromptu memorial for a slain friend near Newton and 16th avenues N., authorities said.
Four homicide detectives have been assigned to work the shooting, which left seven others wounded and is believed to be tied to a feud between rival North Side gangs dating to last spring.
At least two other people were shot in Minneapolis on Thursday.
In the first incident, a 23-year-old man was found at 3:11 p.m. lying in the intersection of S. 17th Avenue and E. 22nd Street with a gunshot wound, police said. The victim, whose name and hometown were withheld, was taken to HCMC.
Around midnight, a Robbinsdale man was taken to a hospital after being shot in both knees in the area of Golden Valley Road and N. Sheridan Avenue.