Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Fever Shootings?

That is as good as any other explanation for it.
From the Star Tribune:
A man was shot twice in the leg Sunday afternoon outside a south Minneapolis gas station and convenience store, the second shooting in the city in less than an hour.
The shooting took place just after 1 p.m. outside the Crosstown Gas and Convenience store at 34th Avenue S. and E. 57th St. The man was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis by ambulance. His injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
The shooter and victim knew each, said Sgt. Bill Palmer. Both men walked into the store and were arguing, said store owner Cal Abdul. They went outside by a gas pump in the parking lot, where one of the men pulled out a gun and shot the other in the leg, said Abdul. The shooter fled the scene on foot, he said.

About an hour early at 12:15 p.m., another man was shot in the leg near Chicago Avenue S. and Franklin Avenue E. and driven, either by himself or companions, to Hennepin County Medical Center. His injury also is not life-threatening.
The man was standing outside when he was shot, said Palmer. He wasn't cooperating with police, so they don't if he knew the shooter.
The two shootings were unrelated.


  1. Obviously you didn't read the MSP weather.

  2. No, that part was tongue-in-cheek, a touch of satire.

  3. Once again though, it's felons shooting felons with stolen guns.