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Minneapolis Somalis Grapple with More Gun Violence

The Bridge, News report, Posted: Nov 19, 2008



MINNEAPOLIS After the Sept.22 killing of a young college student, Ahmednur Ali, the Somali immigrant community in Minneapolis is struggling to find ways to curb soaring gun-related violence among its youth. The modest community has suffered three killings and even more shootings this year, according to The Bridge, a Minneapolis-based newspaper.

Although police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with the killing, solving the murders and shootings has been complicated by the poor relationship between Minneapolis Police and the Somali immigrants, the newspaper reports.




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