Watch Obama's visit to Minneapolis live online
- February 3, 2013 - 6:57 PM
He is expected to land Monday morning and head to the Minneapolis Police Department's Special Operations Center in north Minneapolis. Visit Startribune.com beginning at noon for frequent updates from reporters and live-streaming video.
The meeting spot, at 4115 Dupont Av. N., is just four blocks south of where 5-year-old Nizzel George was shot to death last summer in his home in a gang dispute. Last year, police seized an average of one gun every day in the Fourth Precinct.
In a statement, the White House praised Minneapolis for taking "important steps to reduce gun violence and foster a conversation in the community about what further action is needed."
Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek will be among those attending.
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