Police: Deadly Shooting Marks St. Paul's 17th Homicide in 2017

September 29, 2017 01:09 PM

Police were at the scene of a deadly shooting in St. Paul early Friday morning.

According to a KSTP crew at the scene, police responded to the 100 block of Larpenteur Avenue, near the intersection with Rice Street. Officers had received a report of shots fired in the area and responded just after 2 a.m.


Officers found an adult male victim who suffered from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide. According to the St. Paul Police Department, the shooting marks the 17th homicide of the year.

No arrests have yet been made and anyone with any information is asked to call the department's homicide unit at 651-266-5650.

According to the department, it has received more than 1,000 reports of shots fired in the city, which is a 46 percent increase over the same time period last year. Additionally, more than 120 people have been hit by gunfire in 2017.

Police say they are concerned about firearm violence in St. Paul and are working on ways to address it.


Rebecca Omastiak

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