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Teen hit by gunfire in Uptown is charged in previous Minneapolis mass shooting

A teenager wounded this week during a spray of gunfire in Uptown has been charged with unleashing rapid-fire gunshots last summer in south Minneapolis that hit nine people outside a corner store.

Jaden T. Butcher, 18, of Minneapolis, was charged Wednesday in Hennepin County District Court with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of fleeing police in connection with a mass shooting in August outside the Minneapolis Market, near the intersection of E. Franklin and S. Chicago avenues.

The shooting last summer occurred close to the same location where four people were shot - one fatally - on Tuesday afternoon. On Thursday, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office said Pierre R. Miller, 34, of Minneapolis, died at the scene from several gunshot wounds. No arrests have been announced stemming from this shooting. Police Chief Brian O'Hara said the area in the Ventura Village neighborhood is known as an illicit drug "hot spot."


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