Bullets Fly in St. Paul Neighborhood, Wounding 2 and Narrowly Missing 2 Children

October 17, 2018 10:17 PM

St. Paul police said at least 20 gunshots were fired in the 500 block of Sherburne Avenue near Kent Street in the Frogtown neighborhood Tuesday, and two people were injured.

Investigators said both victims are expected to recover and were involved in the shootout, which also included one bullet traveling into a home on Sherburne Avenue, narrowly missing two children watching television.


Police reports said the shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Mai Lor lives on the corner of Kent and Sherburne and told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS she has lived in the neighborhood for 26 years and never witnessed a shooting in the middle of the day.

"This is pretty frightening and to think I was in my yard raking just a few minutes beforehand," Lor said. "When my husband came home and sat down we heard multiple gunshots and hit the ground immediately."

Lor said they did not see the shooting, but once the gunshots stopped they looked out their windows and saw a group of teenagers in the area with one of the victims next door.

RELATED: 2 Injured after Shots Fired in St. Paul

"We could see in the yard next door what looked like one of the people involved lying on the ground," Lor said. "There was a man and a woman standing next to him and another guy was trying to get over the fence."

Her husband, Gary Vu, told KSTP the shooting is unnerving to the neighborhood because many young children are let off by school buses at the corner where the incident happened.

"A lot of people walk through this area every day and the kids are always outside here," Vu said. "This is very surprising and very frightening for the neighborhood."

St. Paul police said no arrests have been made and if anyone has information about this shooting, they would like to hear from those people.


Jay Kolls

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