A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in the Sumner-Glenwood neighborhood of Minneapolis Wednesday.
According to police, officers responded to a “chaotic scene” at the 800 block of Aldrich Avenue North on a report of a shooting just before 4 p.m. Responding officers located a child, believed to be 12 years old, suffering from a gunshot wound.
The child was transported in critical condition to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he later died.
Family members have identified the boy as 12-year-old London Michael Bean, a sixth-grader at Sojourner Truth Academy.
A police press release said “a verbal disagreement turned violent when at least one person presented a gun and began shooting.”
Police think the suspect is a teenager, consistent with dispatch audio, but no arrests have been made yet.
Updated suspect: BM, 17, black "graffiti" mask, wearing all black, 5'9", black gun with a lighter colored extended magazine.
— CrimeWatchMpls (@CrimeWatchMpls) September 8, 2021
Bean is the third child killed in a homicide this year in Minneapolis and the seventh to be shot. His death marks the 62nd homicide of the year. Early Thursday morning, Minneapolis police responded to the 63rd homicide on the 2000 block of Emerson Avenue North.
This is a developing story. Check back at Alpha News for updates.