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Police say 2 guns were used in shooting outside of the State Fair

Updated: September 03, 2019 06:37 PM

UPDATE: Tuesday, 2:45 p.m.

Police say two guns were used in the shooting that occurred outside of the Minnesota State Fair Monday. 

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Steve Linders, with the St. Paul Police Department, said officers were on scene at a pedestrian crash that injured a 19-year-old woman when shots were fired outside of the main gates of the fair on Snelling Avenue. 

Linders said three people were struck and were treated at Regions Hospital for injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening. 

During the investigation, officers found shell casings from two different calibers of guns.

Linders said one of the victims, identified as 20-year-old Roman Gabriel Prescott, had a warrant for possession of a firearm by an ineligible. He was arrested after being discharged from the hospital. 

Linders said a large group of people showed up at Regions Hospital following the shooting and began fighting. He said officers outside of the hospital had to deploy chemical irritant. Three people were arrested for riot in connection to the fight outside of the hospital, according to Linders. 


St. Paul police are investigating a pedestrian crash and shooting that took place outside of the main gate of the Minnesota State Fair Monday night.

According to Steve Linders, with the St. Paul Police Department, officers were called just after 10 p.m. on the report of a pedestrian crash near the fair's main gates on Snelling Avenue. 

When officers arrived, they found a 19-year-old woman who was lying in the street. Authorities said the woman was breathing but unresponsive. Linders said the woman was taken to Regions Hospital and is in critical condition. 

The woman's sister, who spoke with KSTP Reporter Brett Hoffland, identified the 19-year-old as Dynasty Scott. Scott's sister said she believes it's a "miracle" Scott is alive.

"I just saw her underneath the car and I just ran," said Destiny Scott, Dynasty's sister. 

Destiny Scott says her sister who was hit is pregnant, but she believes both will survive.

"We started preparing for the worst," Scott said. 

Police tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Scott is still in critical but stable condition, and her sister says she was there on scene when she was hit. 

"I just prayed and prayed and I rocked her and I held her, I held her tight," Scott said. 

The driver of the vehicle initially stopped during the incident Monday night, but after people in the area began punching and kicking his car, he drove off. Linders said once the driver got to a safe location, he called 911. The driver is cooperating with investigators. 

Witnesses told police there had been some sort of fight right before the incident.

While officers were on scene, they heard several gunshots fired nearby. Linders said officers found a 20-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to the stomach. 

Another male victim suffering from a gunshot wound arrived at United Hospital and said he was shot at the State Fair. A third male victim later arrived at Regions Hospital with a gunshot wound. 

All three men are expected to survive their injuries, according to Linders. 

No arrest has been made in connection to the shooting. Linders said investigators do not know if the two incidents are connected at this time. 

"Everybody was put at risk," Linders said. "There were several shots. This is incredibly disturbing; it doesn't matter who was shooting east or west, south or north; there were a lot of people in that area and it was incredibly dangerous. It's shockingly brazen."

Anyone with any information is asked to call St. Paul police.

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