Minneapolis police are investigating a late-night shooting Wednesday in the Webber-Camden neighborhood that left a 13-year-old girl wounded.
Officials say that officers were called to a home in the area of N. 40th and Girard avenues about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, where they found the girl with a gunshot wound to the upper body. Witnesses told police that the girl and a male acquaintance were watching a movie in a downstairs room when two suspects apparently entered the house, demanded money, shot her and then fled. Several family members were home at the time but did not witness the shooting, officials said.
No arrests had been announced.
The incident comes amid a 24% year-over-year increase in the city’s gunshot-victim count, according to the most recent department statistics available.