Editorial, Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
A boy of about 5 years old was killed by a bullet that was shot through the wall of his house while he was asleep on a couch. Photo: Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune
Another young life is lost on the North Side of Minneapolis, and safety fears rise downtown. A common thread: Young people indiscriminately firing guns without regard for the innocent people who get hit along the way.
There's no single strategy that will eliminate the frightening violence. It will take renewed efforts to control the flood of guns; community and police cooperation; stronger enforcement on the streets, and bolstered youth violence prevention efforts.