Early morning shooting leaves one dead on Saint Paul’s North End
Saint Paul police are investigating a shooting that left a woman dead during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 13.
At approximately 1 a.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Larpenteur Avenue West on a report of a large fight in the parking lot of a business. While officers were responding, they were updated that additional 911 callers were reporting shots fired at the same location.
When they arrived, the officers found vehicles leaving the scene, but no one injured. A short time later, Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies, who were aware of the call, witnessed a car traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on Rice Street at Owasso Boulevard. They believed this vehicle may have been involved in the incident on Larpenteur and stopped it.
Inside the vehicle they found a female passenger suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The deputies called for Allina Paramedics to respond and began to provide first aid. Allina paramedics arrived and pronounced the female dead.
Officers secured both crime scenes and began looking for witnesses and any evidence of the crime.
The department’s Forensic Services Unit will be processing both scenes and investigators are trying to determine what led to the shooting and who is responsible.
No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 651-266-5650.
The Ramsey County medical examiner will positively identify the victim and determine an exact cause of death. This information, along with any updates on the case, will be released on the Saint Paul Police Department Twitter account, @sppdmn.