As shootings continue, Minneapolis police attempt to stem gang bloodshed
On paper, it had all the makings of a revenge shooting.
Minneapolis police detectives figured that the perpetrator crept up to the dining room window under the cover of darkness one night last week, and squeezed off a trio of shots from a semiautomatic handgun. All three bullets found their intended target, a wheelchair-bound man who police say was hit in the torso, wrist and leg, but is expected to survive.
It wasn’t his first brush with death, either — the victim, who was unnamed in a police report, had been shot twice before: once in 2008 drive-by shooting that left him paralyzed from the waist down, and again earlier this year when gunfire erupted at a large parking lot gathering off W. Broadway Blvd., leaving one man dead and another wounded.