St. Paul surpasses last year’s record homicide numbers with fatal overnight shooting

[anvplayer video=”5153725″ station=”998122″]

No one has been arrested after a fatal overnight shooting in St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood, according to St. Paul police.

The shooting is St. Paul’s 39th homicide of the year, breaking the capital city’s record of 38 homicides in 2021.

RELATED: Community activists search for answers after violent year in Minnesota

RELATED: Local violence prevention groups react to rise in homicide cases

Following a 911 call about a shooting around 9:45 p.m. Monday, responders went to a home on the 600 block of Cook Avenue East and found a woman dead at the scene with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 40-year-old Lashonda Nix of St. Paul.

At this time, no one has been arrested, and investigators are looking for any information surrounding the case.

Police are currently looking for helpful video and possible witnesses. Anyone with information should call 651-266-5650.

Check back for updates as 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS awaits police findings.