Fatal shooting sparks conversation

The shooting between Weiss and Rahim has sparked conversation among the community and even local politicians.

Posted: Jan 18, 2018 11:38 PM
Updated: Jan 19, 2018 7:00 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn.- The fatal shooting on Sunday has caused some conversations on the controversial topic of gun control.

Johnny Azkam, a candidate for Minnesota's first congressional district, tweeted "This kid went to school with my son & ran with him a bit here & there about a year or so back. I know his dad personally. This was a hate crime: plain & simple. #GunControlNow."

When asked why he thought this was a hate crime, he pointed to the conversation that Weiss and Rahim had before the shooting.  Official reports say that Rahim taunted Weiss to shoot him.

A Republican candidate also for Minnesota's first congressional district said to KIMT on the phone that he fully supports the right of law-abiding citizens to bare arms, but when someone who is legally carrying a weapon does not use their permit responsibly, it is unfortunate.

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