It’s the usual grim report:
As neighbors talked and children played Tuesday, a string of gunfire shattered the hot summer night in north Minneapolis, wounding a 14-month old girl, a 19-year-old pregnant woman and a 17-year-old boy.
All three were being treated Tuesday night at nearby hospitals for injuries that weren’t life-threatening while police searched for a man who had approached a group of people as they stood around a parked car, fired repeatedly and then ran. As police scoured the area for shell casings, interviewed witnesses and knocked on doors, some residents gathered on street corners outside the yellow police crime tape. Others sat on front porches watching and waiting for news.
For those new to the 2900 block of Lyndale Avenue N., the sound of shots on the street was almost too frightening to comprehend. For some longtime residents, the crackle of gunfire was all too familiar.
But for all of them, the idea that a toddler had been shot seemed incomprehensible.
Unfortunately, it’s all too comprehensible.
Cross-posted and comments welcome at Mr. Dilettante’s Neighborhood.