Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) Police say three men have been arrested in connection with a shooting early in the morning at a bar in St. Paul, who left a woman dead and 14 people injured.

St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said all three men — a 33-year-old, a 29-year-old and a 32-year-old — are currently hospitalized with injuries during the shooting.

WCCO typically does not name suspects until prosecutors charge them with a crime.

Police would like anyone with information about the shooting to call 651-266-5650.

The shooting started just after midnight early Sunday morning at Seventh Street Truck Park. Police said several 911 callers “begged for help” the moment after the attack.

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A woman who police said was in her 20s died. Fourteen other people were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Everyone is expected to survive. Good Samaritans worked with the police to help victims, while paramedics reached the scene.

“I can only describe it as hell,” a spokesman for St. Paul -politi, Steve Linders. “I am thinking of the young woman who died. One minute she’s fine, the next minute she’s in the arms of friends trying to save her life, and she did not succeed. I can not imagine anything worse. ”

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Police do not say whether the three hospitalized suspects were part of the original 14 people who were injured in the chaos.

But investigators said preliminary information suggests there were more shooters. A motive has not yet been determined.

“My heart breaks for the woman who was killed, her loved ones and everyone else who was in that bar this morning,” Axtell said in an earlier statement. “For a moment, they were in a hell of a situation. I want them to know that we have the best investigators in the country, and we will not stop until we find the people responsible for this madness. We will do our part to hold them accountable. ”

Axtell later tweeted that he was talking to the family of the woman who was killed and they are “completely devastated.”

“We will bring justice to the victims,” ​​he promised at the time.

Mayor Melvin Carter posted a statement via Twitter.

“Our society is devastated by the shocking scenes from last night,” Carter said. “While our Saint Paul officers are working to bring those responsible for these senseless actions into custody, our work to build more proactive and comprehensive public safety strategies is more urgent than ever. We will never accept violence in our society. ”

Investigators have not yet publicly identified the woman who died. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy and release her name and the exact cause of her death.

Video from the YouTube channel Minnesota News Now showed the aftermath outside Seventh Street Truck Park.

WARNING: This video from an eyewitness contains material that some viewers may find disturbing.

This is an evolving story.

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