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No Arrests after Teen Shot, Killed in North Minneapolis

Updated: 06/02/2014 4:28 PM
Created: 06/01/2014 2:10 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A 17-year-old boy who was shot early Sunday morning has died, according to Minneapolis police.

The victim has been identified as Nehemiah Steverson by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office.

Police say they were called to the 1600 block of Newton Avenue North on a report of a shooting around 2 a.m. When officers arrived, police say they found a teen with an apparent gunshot wound to his stomach lying in a grassy boulevard in front of a home. They aren't sure if the teen was shot where they found him or if the shooting happened at a different location.

Police say the teen was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment and died Sunday afternoon.

Witnesses on the scene were reportedly not cooperative with officers, and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Minneapolis Police Department.

Mayor Betsy Hodges said she is working with police to find those responsible for this death.

"I continue to work with the community to build on the successes of our Blueprint to End Youth Violence. It will not bring back Nehemiah or any of the young people who have died, but it may help give meaning to those losses by spurring us to prevent any more. Until then, we grieve,” Hodges.

Photo: Nehemiah Steverson/ Facebook

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