Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi were two of the the victims in last week's senseless killings.The family of Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi would like to thank the Minneapolis Police, the Maryor of the city, the Somali community, the Seward Neighborhood, media and everybody else who have shared the pain and suffering we are going through. The family is relieved to learn the news that two suspects are in custody. We appreciate the quick reaction and speedy actions of our law enforcement. The family would also like to express their appreciation of the admirable way in which the Somali community and Seward Neighborhood have supported the police in their efforts to solve this gruesome and mindless crime. The family is kindly requesting that the Somali community continue to work with the law enforcement. Mohamed Warfa and Osman Elmi were two young people, full of life and so much to look for in the American dream. They came here to live in peace and start a new life but their lives were taken in the most senseless act of cruelty. No words can describe the shock and the pain the family is going through at the loss of our beloved ones. We will not rest until all those who are respoinsible for their killings are brought to justice. Finally, our condolences go to Anwar Mohamed's family. We share their pain and suffering.
Signs are available at the Crime and Safety meeting tonight in Seward West Tower (starts at 7PM). They will also be distributed to businesses but I’m unclear if they are redistributing the signs.
Police read this statement at a news conference Sunday (Jan. 10) after the second arrest. More details about the conference in this Star Tribune article. (Black box on the statement is a photocopying artifact not an attempt to hide anything.)
Seward Redesign and the Seward Neighborhood Group have established a memorial fund for the immediate family of the three individuals killed at the Seward Market on January 6, 2010.You may contribute to the fund in any of the following ways:
1. Drop donations in collection jars at local businesses. 2. Drop off donations at Redesign’s office (2619 E. Franklin Avenue, open 9-5 M-F). Or, mail it to us at Redesign but checks should be written to Seward Market Memorial Fund. NOT Redesign. 3. Drop off/deposit donations at the Wells Fargo at 2600 Franklin Avenue. This does not apply to all Wells Fargo branches, just our local branch.
Checks should be written to Seward Market Memorial Fund.
You may call Amy at Seward Redesign with any questions, 338-8729, x101.
This is via the MPD Nixle alert system. For full details, go to http://local.nixle.com/alert/790945/
Community Message has been issued by the Minneapolis Police Department.