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Two children wounded in their own homes during overnight shootings in Minneapolis, St. Paul

The victims, a 10-year-old boy and 11-year-old girl, are both expected to survive

Two young children were wounded by gunfire this weekend when unknown assailants fired into their homes during separate overnight shootings in Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Just before midnight on New Year's Eve, St. Paul police were called to a home on the 700 block of Sherburne Avenue on a report of a shooting. Officers located a 10-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the stomach, according to St. Paul police Sgt. Mike Ernster. Paramedics took the child to Regions Hospital. As of Monday evening, he was listed in critical but stable condition and was expected to survive.

Preliminary information suggests someone from outside the house intended to fire into it, Ernster said. It marked one of at least three overnight shootings in the capital city, which left two others wounded and killed a man in the Hamline-Midway neighborhood.


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