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Now 15, Malik Morgan was 12 when he first faced a gun, pulled by one of the boys taunting him. He didn’t tell his parents.

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Margaret Morgan, on the steps of her Willard-Hay home last fall, moved to north Minneapolis 15 years ago with her husband. When Malik was 13, she told him not to spend time with a friend because he could get hurt.

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At a monster truck show, Malik was worried only about fun and souvenirs.

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In 2011, Jose Morgan held Malik, then 13, during a peace vigil on West Broadway. Malik’s friend, Ray’Jon Gomez, had been shot dead the day before.

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Malik, focusing more on basketball, readied with his Farview Park team for a game.

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Part 4: Minneapolis teen struggles to avoid line of fire

  • Article by: Maya Rao and Matt McKinney
  • Star Tribune
  • March 30, 2013 - 11:24 AM

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