Six-year-old Aniya Allen was shot in the head during a shooting in North Minneapolis on Monday. She passed away at the Hennepin County Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon.
In response to the tragic killing, the Senate POCI Caucus released the following statement:
“We mourn the tragic killing of Aniya Allen and express our most profound sympathies to her family, friends, and loved ones who are grieving her passing.”
“The importance of addressing the plague of gun violence weighs heavily on all of us as three Minneapolis children have been victims of shootings in just the past two weeks. We join together as one to condemn this violence and to stand with the families of Aniya Allen, Ladavionne Garrett Jr., and Trinity Ottoson-Smith, who have endured the painful experience of having children hospitalized due to gun violence.”
“It will take all of us working hand-in-hand to develop solutions to public safety that allow everyone to be safe and feel safe in Minneapolis and across our state.”
Bobby Joe Champion represents District 59, which includes portions of downtown and north Minneapolis in Hennepin County. He is also an attorney.
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Patricia Torres Ray represents District 63, which includes portions of southeastern Minneapolis and eastern Richfield in Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.
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Omar Fateh represents Senate District 62, which covers the community of South Minneapolis.
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Melisa López Franzen represents District 49 in the southwest Twin Cities metropolitan area.
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Foung Hawj represents District 67, which includes the east side of Saint Paul in Ramsey County in the central Twin Cities metropolitan area.
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Mary K. Kunesh represents Senate District 39, which covers the communities of St. Anthony Village, New Brighton, Hilltop, Columbia Heights, Fridley, and a portion of Spring Lake Park.
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