Call for end of violence near north Minneapolis schools after 2 shootings

- Community leaders, parents and educators are holding a press conference at 1:30 p.m. to discuss growing violence near north Minneapolis schools.

This comes after the latest incident happened on Wednesday around 11 a.m. where a bullet went through a window of Sojourner Truth Academy. No one was hurt, but class was in session.

Two weeks ago, a woman was shot in the back near the intersection of Lowry Avenue and Penn Avenue north, which is about a block away from Lucy Laney Community School. It happened around 4 p.m. during an open house that brought kids and their parents to the school.

Principal Mauri Melander posted this,

Today there was another shooting on Penn Avenue. This one was during our Open House. I'm going to repeat that. There was a shooting during our Open House. Meaning, while children were being shown their new assigned seats, people were trying to kill each other with guns and ammunition. In broad daylight. Across the street from an elementary school. While hundreds of children and their parents are parking and walking into the school, people are firing weapons to kill.

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