Five shot, three dead after St. Paul shooting

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Police in Saint Paul are investigating what they call “one of the most complicated scenes we have investigated in a long time.”

At around 4:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon officers responded to the 900 block of Case Avenue East for a report of a shooting.

When police arrived, they found two people outside of a building suffering from gunshot wounds. Those victims alerted police that there were other victims inside, and officers found three more victims as they proceeded to clear the building of potential threats.

The two victims found outside were transported to the hospital and the three people found inside were declared dead at the scene by Saint Paul fire medics.

What led up to the shooting is unclear at this time, however, police say that there have been 17 calls for service to the address in the last year ranging from disorderly conduct to aggravated assault.

Police could not provide an age or gender for the deceased Sunday night, and said they were withholding some information to protect the integrity of the investigation.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will release the names of the victims at a later date.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Saint Paul Police at 651-266-5650.

This incident is under investigation, stay with 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS for updates.