Somali community fears triple homicide may be gang-relatedby Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Charges could be filed Wednesday against two 17-year-olds suspected in the shooting deaths of three men at a Minneapolis corner market.
The slayings happened last Wednesday evening at the Seward Market and Halal Meat Market. A man who worked at the store, his cousin and a customer were all gunned down in what may have started as a robbery. But Adbi Mohamed, a spokesman for the family that owns the store, said the nearby Somali community fears the crime may be gang-related.
"We suspect these two criminals are members of a gang group, and that's one reason the community was asking if there were other people in fault," Mohamed said. "Many people suspect, since they were part of a gang, there were other people in fault."
The store is expected to reopen Wednesday afternoon, about the same time the two suspects may be formally charged.