Brooklyn Park shooting victim critical

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY
  • Star Tribune
  • April 25, 2012 - 5:32 PM

A man who was shot at a barbecue in Brooklyn Park during a confrontation between two groups of mostly young people remained in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.

Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the Tuesday night shooting but offered few other details. The man has not yet been charged.

Police responded at 8:31 p.m. Tuesday to a report of shots fired, after two groups met at the parking lot of Central Park, a normally quiet spot about three blocks from the Brooklyn Park police station, according to Inspector Todd Milburn.

The shooting victim was immediately transported to North Memorial Hospital.

Late Tuesday night, police had the park's parking lot taped off as they gathered evidence from the scene. A lone bicycle could be seen laying on its side in the middle of the lot.

The Brooklyn Park Police and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Crime Lab are investigating the shooting.

Tuesday's incident was the latest in a string of shootings in the suburb north of Minneapolis. Earlier this month, DeLois Brown and her elderly parents were shot to death at Brown's home day care. No arrests have been made.

That same week, Ashantai Nicole Finch was shot to death in her Brooklyn Park home. Dymond Rene Hayden, 19, allegedly shot Finch, 32, in the chest. Hayden, charged with murder, had been staying with Finch.

Paul Levy • 612-673-4419

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