WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020
Saint Paul police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead in the city’s Summit-University neighborhood Wednesday, July 15. Shots rang out at about 5:45 p.m., drawing dozens of officers to a stretch of Concordia Avenue, just west of its intersection with Western Avenue and just south of I94.
When they arrived, officers found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head.
A large crowd had gathered, and a nurse was rendering aid. Saint Paul Fire paramedics were also on the way, but the man’s injuries were so severe that there was nothing they could do to help him. He died at the scene.
During the minutes that bystanders, medics and officers were trying to help the victim, other officers who were responding to the scene saw a gray, four-door sedan driving at a high rate of speed away from the area of the shooting. The officers followed the path of the vehicle and soon came upon it crashed near the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Chatsworth Street North.
A passenger from that vehicle was located and brought to police headquarters for questioning. What role, if any, this vehicle and its occupants played in the shooting is under investigation.
A short time later, a second male gunshot victim arrived at Regions Hospital in a private vehicle. He is being treated for injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. It’s believed he was injured during the shooting on Concordia Avenue. Officers are interviewing him.
Both the shooting and crash scenes have been secured to protect evidence, and homicide investigators are looking for witnesses, evidence and anything else that can help them find the person or people who pulled the trigger.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 651-266-5650.
As the night progresses, the department’s Forensic Services Unit will process both scenes for evidence. The Ramsey County medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to 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.
This is the 18th homicide of the year in Saint Paul.