A man is dead and Saint Paul police officers are searching for the person who pulled the trigger after a shooting in Saint Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood.
Officers responded to a report of shots being fired on the 700 block of Carroll Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. When they arrived they found an adult male victim inside a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Saint Paul fire medics were already en route as officers rendered aid to the victim. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A crime-scene perimeter was quickly established and patrol officers attempted to keep possible witnesses from leaving the area. Investigators with the police department’s Homicide Unit and Forensic Services Unit responded to collect evidence, identify witnesses and look for any other clues that can help determine what led up 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. Once investigators finish documenting the scene, the victim’s body will be transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office where an autopsy will be conducted.
Anyone with any information is asked to call Saint Paul police at 651-266-5650.
This is an open and ongoing investigation and no further information is currently available. Once the victim is positively identified and family notifications are made, his name and age will be released via the police department’s Twitter account, @sppdmn.
This is the fifth homicide of the year in the City of Saint Paul.