Minneapolis, MN — A unidentified man with a gun walked up to two GOP staffers on a street corner in downtown Minneapolis and shot both of them. One of them, a 17-year-old boy named Andre Conley, succumbed to his injuries. The other victim, an adult man, is listed in stable condition and is expected to survive.
The two were staffers for Republican Lacy Johnson, a Congressional candidate who is challenging radical Ilhan Omar for the Congressional Seat in Minnesota’s 5th District.
According to the campaign, the two victims were not engaged in official duties at the time of the shooting. There isn’t a known connection to their political work at this time.
Police reported that the two staffers were outside a gas station on Fremont Avenue North on the North Side of Minneapolis when a man walked up to them and pulled out a gun. He shot the two men before running off on foot.
Politics Have Consequences
In a subsequent interview, Candidate Lacy Johnson pointed out how the left’s policies are working out for the residents of Minneapolis. Johnson said, “It is shocking and unnecessary acts of violence like this that prove why change is needed now more than ever in our community.”
Johnson is referring to his opponent’s vocal support for defunding the Minneapolis Police Department, calling it a “cancer” earlier this year. We reported Omar’s comments:
“The Minneapolis Police Department is rotten to the root, and so when we dismantle it, we get rid of that cancer, and we allow for something beautiful to rise, and that reimagining allows us to figure out what public safety looks like for us.”
Omar’s comments came just weeks before the radical leftists who comprise the Minneapolis City Council approved a motion to completely abolish their police department — paving the way for the citizens to vote on the idea in November.
Meanwhile, the city has already lost 65 police officers and are expected to lose more than 100 by the end of the year.
So Omar’s wish for a police-free Minneapolis is in the works, and crime is skyrocketing in her district.
Who could have thought this would happen?