Family Grieves 17-Year-Old Student Killed During Suspected Drive-By Shooting: ‘A Lot Of People Loved Him’

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Source: MEGA; GoFundMe

Feb. 7 2023, Published 2:45 p.m. ET

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A 17-year-old high school student in Minnesota was fatally shot by another teenager in what appears to be a drive-by shooting, authorities said.

Manuel Bernal Jurado recently was pronounced dead after his friends rushed him to an area hospital following the deadly incident in Chanhassen, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office.

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Officials said a preliminary investigation determined an 18-year-old St. Paul woman is suspected of shooting Jurado at a home in Chanhassen.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was being held without bail at the Carver County jail.

She faces possible charges of second-degree murder during a drive-by shooting and with intent, said authorities, who declined to detail a possible motive for the slaying.

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According to a GoFundMe set up after the shooting, the victim, who attended South St. Paul High School, is survived by his parents and three siblings.

The victim’s father, Manuel Bernal, told the Star Tribune his son “enjoyed hanging around with his friends and was enjoying his teenage years, going out and dancing…”

“He had a great personality, [and] was very outgoing and charismatic,” the grieving father said. “A lot of people loved him.”


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