Friday, July 22, 2011

These Shootings Seem Alarmingly Frequent

Reminding readers that Minnesota is considered one of the safer states, including safer from gun violence.  In Minneapolis, the largest city in Minnesota, police recently pointed out that crime is down, including violent gun crimes, a six year trend.

And yet, Minnesota still seems to have what seems to me to be far too much gun violence, which is why I write about it here, to raise awareness rather than having the news of another shooting simply slide off our consciousness as if we were teflon coated, immune to the information because we are so habituated to it.

From the latest STrib:
A 28-year-old man who was shot several times at his Champlin home early Sunday has been identified as Tyler James Dunn.
He was in stable condition Thursday after being taken to Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, Champlin Police Chief Dave Kolb said.
Police were called about 3:15 a.m. Sunday about the shooting in the 300 block of W. Hayden Lake Road. Kolb said Monday that the shooting was not believed to be random.
In a news release Thursday, he said the incident remains under investigation.

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