When will my life be rid of drama….

18-year-old Rochester man wounded in shooting

9/24/2008 1:15:37 PM

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN 

A Rochester man was wounded in the leg late Tuesday night when two shots were fired into a car in which he was riding.

The 18-year-old was treated and released from Saint Marys Hospital after being treated for the bullet wound, Rochester police Capt. Brian Winters said Wednesday morning.

The victim was a passenger riding with two friends in a vehicle in the 5000 block of 25th Avenue Northwest before 8:15 p.m. when the shooting occurred.

A sport utility vehicle with some rust on it pulled alongside and someone fired two shots from a handgun into the vehicle containing the three men, Winters said. The victim’s companions, who were 18 and 19 years old, were not injured. Both are also from Rochester.

The men said they didn’t know why someone in the SUV would want to harm them.

The uninjured passenger acknowledged gang membership, but neither of the other two are gang members, Winters said.

The incident was reported just before 8:15 p.m.

 

 

The police are still investigating.  The bullet went in AJ’s leg and out, and hit the other leg.  AJ is busy reflecting on his life and his choices.  He says he’ll never be around anyone he doesn’t know himself, as he did not know the kid in the car that has gang ties.  We all are still perplexed.  It was dark, the car was new, and no one seemed to be following them.  It was raining outside and the car interior light was not lit.  Not sure if it was a misidentity or what was going on.  We just know that no one was targeting AJ and he is alright.  Thank the Lord!

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~ by mamadubs on September 24, 2008.

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