Three killed in St. Paul Sunday 

St. Paul has now seen 21 homicides this year.

Police secure the scene of a shooting Sunday night at the intersection of East 7th Street and Payne Avenue. (St. Paul Police Department/Twitter)

Three people were killed in St. Paul Sunday, including a teenager, according to police.

The first shooting occurred just after midnight when a man in his 30s who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound arrived at Regions Hospital in a private vehicle, which had bullet holes in its windshield. The victim was rushed to surgery and died a short time later.

Police said the shooting took place in a parking ramp on the 400 block of Jackson Street.

A second victim was located around 3:15 a.m. on Raspberry Island after someone called to report a robbery and shooting, St. Paul police said in a press release. When officers arrived, they located a man sitting in his vehicle with a gunshot wound. The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was rushed to Regions Hospital and died a short time later.

Police think the shooting occurred during a robbery.

Later Sunday night, around 8:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to the intersection of 7th Street East and Mounds Boulevard on a report of shots fired. They found a male believed to be in his teens inside a vehicle. Multiple gunshot wounds had rendered him unconscious, but he was still breathing when police arrived.

Medics transported him to Regions Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arriving.

Police said a preliminary investigation found that the shooting could be connected to “a road rage incident,” but it’s unclear how the victim was involved. They are seeking possible witnesses to help locate the responsible parties.

No arrests have been made in any of the cases. Anyone with information about any of the shootings is asked to call the St. Paul Police Department’s homicide unit at 651-266-5650.

The man killed at Raspberry Island was identified Monday afternoon as Blake Richard Swanson of Bethel. The victims in the other two cases have not been identified.

The three shootings bring the total number of homicides for the year to 21.


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