MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - After recording the aftermath of a Minneapolis shooting, one woman is speaking out against gun violence on the city’s north side.
The woman says she's already lost several close friends to gun violence and she thought she was going to be next. Instead, she turned around and realized a young teenage boy was innocently hit.
Jonnell Grubbs said she was walking from the gas station towards a check cashing place to wait for a ride when she heard several gunshots go off just after 6 p.m. Monday evening.
"I was scared and I started crying, and I started to record—I looked back and I see he was shot in the mouth and blood was coming down his jaw.”
She had been standing next to a 14-year-old boy who was with his two sisters when she quickly realized the teen had been shot in the face.
Grubbs said while others were calling 911 and attending to the child, she decided to record the incident to show how innocent bystanders get caught up in the gun violence across some parts of the city's north side.
Grubbs said the boy was in a state of shock the entire time before he was rushed off to the hospital.
“I didn’t see him cry once. His mom came, she was crying. I felt so bad. He just didn’t cry at all.”
Police say two other adults were shot but are expected to recover.
KG Wilson, a community activist, said people living in these communities need to speak up when they see crime in order to prevent this type of senseless violence.
"These people were careless and they were not concerned for human life at all. It’s our job first; we are the ones who see things, we are the ones who have to report what’s going on,” Wilson said.
City Councilman Jeremiah Ellison, who represents the area, said he's been in touch with the family and is having ongoing conversations with other city leaders and police about finding solutions.
So far, no arrests have been made.