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2-year-old dead, 15-month-old injured in Minneapolis shooting

 Photo: Jeff Wiltgen, KARE 11 News
Photo: Jeff Wiltgen, KARE 11 News (KVLY)
Published: Jul. 8, 2016 at 3:12 PM CDT
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Police say a 2-year-old is dead and a 15-month-old is injured after a shooting in Minneapolis Friday afternoon.

Authorities say police were dispatched to the area of Lowry Avenue North and Penn Avenue North on a call of shots fired.

They were soon notified that two victims were dropped off at North Memorial Hospital. A 2-year-old was pronounced dead and a 15-month-old suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The uncle of the children says the 15-month-old child was shot in the leg.

Police say they don't know if it's gang-related but say it's not a random incident.

Authorities say the shooting was between two groups of people but their investigation is ongoing.

A witness says he heard seven to eight shots, grabbed his young child in her stroller and ran.

"I'm sick, like, I can't even cry. My whole body is shaking," the witness, Albert Robinson, said.

The van now sits at the entrance to North Memorial Hospital, where police have it wrapped in crime tape. Outside the hospital, a crowd has gathered, some people sobbing, others consoling each other and waiting for news.

Inside the van, car seats and a trail of blood can be seen on the seats.

Police blocked off the intersection for a few hours while they investigated. The area has since been reopened.