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They do not believe the shooting was random. It was unclear whether Galtney was shot while in the street or in a car. Sage Holben, who was outside at the time, heard the shots. She saw a man in a white T-shirt running but didn't see anyone wounded in the street, she said.
Galtney had a checkered past.
He was convicted of first-degree aggravated robbery and possession of a firearm by an illegal person in 2006, according to court documents.
In upholding Galtney's conviction, the state Court of Appeals affirmed that he was a gang member.
The 2006 robbery victim told police Galtney repeated the initials "LTG" during the robbery, which the victim said referred to Lowertown Gangsters. Galtney also was convicted of robbery and firearm possession for the benefit of a gang.
He spent nearly three years in prison and was released in June 2010, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.
Asked if the shooting might have been gang-related, officer John Keating, a police spokesman, said investigators were trying to determine what led to the shooting.
Officers responded to a call of gunfire in the area of Bates Avenue and East Fourth Street about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, another call came in about a man with gunshot wounds at Regions Hospital.
Neighbors said they heard four to six shots fired.
A bullet hole was visible in the bumper of a red Dodge minivan parked south of the intersection on Fourth Street.
"That's what worries me," 20-year resident Jim Wardlaw said Wednesday night, pointing to the van's bullet hole. "We were lucky no one was outside."
After hearing gunshots, David Valentine, who lives north of the intersection on Fourth Street, went out to the street to see what happened. He said Wednesday night that he almost collided with a man running from the intersection.
"He said, 'They're shooting at me,' " Valentine said.
Holben, who has lived at East Fourth and Bates for more than 10 years, has long been an active resident and hosts movies for children on her porch. She said it's not unusual for eight to 15 kids to be biking the streets.
"There were no kids around (Wednesday night)," Holben said. "You can be thankful for that."
The Metropolitan State University library technician said she had a hard time concentrating at work Thursday, so she went home to make a pot of chili for neighbors.
She invited passers-by, including a friend of Galtney's, to come over for chili, cookies and coffee.
"I think people just need to be together," she said.
Up until a few years ago, several drug houses were on Holben's block, she said. The city cracked down on the houses, and drug activity moved to cars.
Including Galtney's death, there have been at least six homicides in Dayton's Bluff since 2007. A drug dealer was killed after a deal went awry in January 2009, and a Hmong man was the target of a drive-by shooting in June of that year. Both incidents took place less than two miles from the corner where Galtney was shot.
Holben said that gangs sometimes walk by her house, but that it has been a quiet summer.
"You keep going," she said. "The main thing is to keep the kids safe."
Kids need to be taught that it may be easy to get into a gang, but folks are dying to get out of them.
or just keep making 3 babies a year as replacement democrat voters.
I’ll bet he was “an aspiring rapper” too. Not really a musician, just a wannabe....
‘He spent nearly three years in prison and was released in June 2010, according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections.’
He must have been very busy right after being released to have 3 kids under 1.