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Congressional campaign aides shot in Minneapolis, 1 dead

Lacy Johnson Photo: Courtesy Lacy Johnson campaign via Twitter. Lacy Johnson

KAAL-TV
Created: September 16, 2020 07:22 AM

MINNEAPOLIS - Republican candidate Lacy Johnson says he doesn’t believe the fatal shooting of a campaign worker and wounding of another has any connection to his race for Congress.

The 17-year-old outreach coordinator for Lacy’s campaign, Andre Conley, was killed Monday outside a gas station in north Minneapolis. Another man, who also worked on the campaign, was shot and wounded. He’s hospitalized and is expected to survive.

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Police say the two were approached on foot by the assailant, who fled and remains at large.

Johnson is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district. 

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