St. Paul police investigate fatal shooting in Summit-University neighborhood

February 22, 2019 05:35 AM

One man is dead and St. Paul police are searching for a suspect after a shooting in the city's Summit-University neighborhood. 

According to a release sent out by the police department, officers responded to report of shots being fired on the 700 block of Carroll Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, they found a man inside of a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

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St. Paul fire medics helped provide aid to the victim, however, he was eventually pronounced dead at the scene. 

The release states a crime-scene perimeter was established and officers attempted to keep possible witnesses from leaving the area. Investigators with the police department's homicide unit and forensic services unit responded to the scene to collect evidence, identify witnesses and look for any other clues that can help determine what led up to the shooting and who is responsible. 

As of 11:30 p.m. Thursday, no arrests had been made and the victim's identity, age and exact cause of death were yet to be determined. The victim's body will be transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office where an autopsy will be conducted. 

This is an open and ongoing investigation and no further information is currently available. Anyone with any information is asked to call St. Paul police at 651-266-5650.

This is the fifth homicide of the year in the city of St. Paul. 

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