Charges: 2 teens shoot man over Air Jordans outside Foot Locker

Two Minneapolis teenagers are being charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a man over a pair of new Nike Air Jordan sneakers outside the Foot Locker in Brooklyn Center, Minn. on March 5.

Police were called to the Kids Foot Locker on Shingle Creek Parkway at approximately 9:40 a.m. on a report of people with weapons, according to the juvenile petition. When police arrived, they found a long line of people waiting for the store to open to purchase the new Michael Jordan shoes that were going on sale, but saw no sign of guns.

Just before 10 a.m., police heard gunshots in front of the store. They found Daniel Hart, 17, helping to move Gary Townsend, 17 away from the shooting. Townsend had been shot in the leg.

Police also found a victim lying on the ground in front of the store with a gunshot wound to the stomach. A witness told police Townsend was fighting with the victim over a pair of shoes when he pulled out a gun and shot him.

The witness admitted to pulling out his own gun and shooting Townsend in the leg.

Two other witnesses told police they followed Hart and Townsend away from the scene. Hart picked up Townsend’s gun and pointed it at them, before getting in a car and fleeing the scene.

The victim is still in the hospital. His condition is unknown.

Townsend is charged with attempted second degree murder, as well as first degree and second degree assault. Hart is charged with aiding and abetting attempted second degree murder and second degree assault charges.