Brooklyn Park Police Investigate Fatal Halloween Shooting
A Halloween evening shooting in Brooklyn Park left one teen dead and another critically injured.
According to Brooklyn Park police Inspector Elliot Faust, the incident began around 5 p.m. on Halloween.
“It was daylight hours — it was well before there were any trick-or-treaters,” he said.
The shooting occurred near the corner of 73rd and Zane avenues, across the street from Huntington Place Apartments.
Police arrived to find one victim, a 16-year-old boy, dead at the scene. According to Faust, he sustained a single fatal gunshot during the incident.
A second victim, another 16-year-old boy, was shot twice during the incident.
“To our knowledge, [his condition] is still critical in the hospital,” Faust said. “Clinging to life.”
Investigators believe the shooters fled the scene on foot. An extensive search of the area with drones, dogs and a helicopter did not produce any suspects.
As of Wednesday afternoon, police had not made any arrests in connection with the incident.
According to Faust, investigators believe the shooters knew the victims.
“What the relationship was between the victims and the suspects is still unknown,” Faust said.
While neighbors have been cooperating with the investigation, police are still searching for witnesses and security camera footage related to the incident. Officers are also continuing to canvass the neighborhood.
Police are asking for witnesses to come forward to help them solve the crime.
“Our message to the public is if you know anything about this, please come forward, call us,” Faust said. “We’re putting every resource we have into it, and hopefully we can catch some breaks here soon.”