Two teenagers are recovering in the hospital after they were shot during a carjacking Monday morning in Columbia Heights.
One of the victims, a 17-year-old boy from Maple Grove, called authorities to report a carjacking at the intersection of 42nd Avenue NE. and Fillmore Street about 5:36 a.m. He told a dispatcher that a man approached his vehicle, pulled out a gun, fired shots and took off with the vehicle, a dispatcher with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said.
The teen and a second victim who was in the vehicle at the time, a 16-year-old boy from Brooklyn Park, both suffered gunshot wounds. Both were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with what are believed to be noncritical injuries, said Lt. Dan Douglas with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Police by midmorning said they were still looking for a man and a woman and the stolen vehicle, a 2016 white Jeep Patriot with Minnesota license plate AWF 385.
It was not known if there was a relationship between the suspect and the victims.
Columbia Heights police and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate. Anybody with information is asked to call 763-427-1212.