4 teens connected to 2 St. Paul shootings within 2 days

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St. Paul Police said Wednesday they arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with a Sunday shooting that injured a 14-year-old girl. But sources say police are looking for more teens involved in another recent shooting.

Sources told KSTP multiple arrests warrants have been issued — all for teenagers — after a 15-year-old girl was shot Jan. 24 on the city's East Side.

Sources said the suspect in the shooting of the 15-year-old girl is a 15-year-old boy, but St. Paul Police declined to comment on the case because it's an open investigation.

The President of the African-American Leadership Council, Tyrone Terrell, told KSTP the shooters, in more and more gun attacks, are young teenagers and said the age of the suspects in many of these cases are getting younger every year.

14-year-old arrested after teen shot in St. Paul

"I have seen 12-year-olds carrying loaded guns, with the intent to use those weapons, if needed," said Terrell. "They think it is a form of safety for them to be out in the neighborhood, to go to the grocery store, and if someone else needs a gun then I better have a gun."

Terrell said he believes there needs to be more involvement from people in the African-American community to help stop the gun violence before kids hit their teen years.

"We are the only community shooting each other," said Terrell. "Asians are not shooting, Latinos are not shooting, white males are not shooting, Native Americans are not shooting. We cannot point the finger at anyone but ourselves in the African-American community."

Both teenage girls are now stable and in good condition.