2 injured in carjacking, shooting in Columbia Heights, Minn.

- A carjacking and shooting in Columbia Heights, Minnesota sent two people to the hospital early Monday morning. 

At 5:36 a.m., officers were dispatched to 42nd Avenue and Fillmore Street Northeast after 17-year-old boy from Maple Grove called 911 to report he had been shot and his vehicle had been stolen. 

Officers arrived and located the caller and a second victim, a 16-year-old boy from Brooklyn Park. Both had gunshot wounds and were transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 

Police are still looking for the stolen vehicle and the suspects. The stolen vehicle is a 2016 white Jeep Patriot with Minnesota license plate AWF385. The suspects are described as a man and a woman. 

As police investigate what led to the carjacking, neighbors wonder ‘why here?’

“This is a nice neighborhood. This is ridiculous, unbelievable,” said Wendy Lofy, who heard the gunshots.

Anyone with information related to the incident is asked to contact the Columbia Heights Police Department and the Anoka County Sheriff's Office at 763-427-1212. 

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