The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office identified the teenager who was fatally shot by unknown assailants during a violent night Friday that left at least five others wounded by gunfire.
Abdiwasa Mohamed Farah, 17, of Minneapolis, died of multiple gunshot wounds after two unidentified assailants opened fire on the car he was sitting in and two companions. Farah and one of the victims managed to drive away, eventually flagging down an ambulance in the area of S. 20th and Riverside avenues. Farah was declared dead at the scene. The other two men suffered noncritical injuries and are expected to survive.
The shooting occurred just before midnight Friday in a parking lot across the street from the multicolored high-rises that dominate the neighborhood’s skyline.
The three were among six people shot Friday night in Minneapolis in three separate incidents, several of which police say are related to an ongoing feud between street gangs from the areas around Cedar-Riverside and Karmel Mall.
But community members this week pushed back against the suggestion that all of the violence was gang-related, saying that Farah, who went by Abdi Wasa Farah, was not involved in street life and starred as a guard on Edison High School’s basketball team last year.
No arrests in any of the shootings have been announced.