A 17-year-old conservative volunteer of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Republican Congressional opponent was shot dead outside of a Minneapolis gas station on Monday.

17-year-old Andre Conley is dead after being gunned down in a city that is looking more like Omar’s native Somalia than a town in the land of the free these days. Another volunteer for Omar’s opponent Lacy Johnson was struck by gunfire as well but is expected to survive.

“It is shocking and unnecessary acts of violence like this that prove why change is needed now more than ever in our community,” Johnson said. “The shooting did not occur during a campaign or outreach and we do not believe it has any connection to their work for the campaign.”

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