Fridley police have identified the teenager who was fatally shot Thursday as Keimonte Raclaud White, whose death sent a tremor of grief through his north Minneapolis neighborhood.
Authorities say White was found by officers responding to several 911 calls after shots were fired in the area of 6100 5th Street NE. on Thursday night.
The teen was taken to HCMC in Minneapolis, where he later died. An autopsy is pending.
Police said the shooting does not appear to have been random and that the public is not at risk.
The case is being jointly investigated by Fridley police and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Several witnesses have been interviewed, but police said they had made no arrests by Friday afternoon.
News of White’s death prompted an outpouring of anguish on social media.
In a Facebook post Friday, Man Up Club founder Korey Dean Sr. identified the teen as a member of his group, which teaches young black men and boys how to confront conflict without violence.
“We really loved this young man, we saw his goodness and did everything we could to nurture his greatness, he was my mentee and we will miss him tremendously and we are praying for his family in this time of grief!” he wrote in the post, which included a photo of White from a Minnesota Public Radio story about the club.
Minneapolis North head boys’ basketball coach Larry McKenzie posted that many of his players knew White and were devastated by his death.
“How much more can we take, yet another young life loss to violence and my guys are in so much pain and I have no answers,” he wrote on Facebook.
“When they hurt, I hurt. We are continually losing our kids.”