St. Paul Police said several gunmen were apparently involved in a shooting at a Minnesota bar early Sunday, killing one person, injuring at least 14 and creating panic and “madness” amid a barrage of gunfire Gaya.
St Paul’s Police Chief Todd Extel said no arrests had been made and no motive had been determined.
“My heart breaks for the woman who was killed, her loved ones and everyone else who was at that bar this morning,” Axtell said in a statement. Statement. “In an instant, he caught himself in a hellish situation.”
Extel said several 911 callers pleaded for help after more than a dozen shot Inside a busy bar. He said officers responded by finding a “chaotic scene” at around 12:15 a.m. local time, with 15 people suffering gunshot wounds.
Axtel said officers, along with Good Samaritans, helped the injured and ensured safety at the scene. He said preliminary information from the scene indicated that there were several shooters.
20-year-old woman declared dead, Axtel said- 32nd murder of the year In St. Paul, a city of 300,000 people. The city is on pace to surpass last year’s total of 34 murders, which set a record for nearly 30 years.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death and positively identify him. Extel said the injured were taken to regional hospitals for treatment, but they were expected to survive.
Investigators call anyone with information to come forward. A team of murder investigators, working closely with patrol officers, the Forensic Services Unit, the Video Management Unit and others, led to the shooting. Extel said.
The scene was being processed for evidence and a shooting reconstruction was done. Extel said the victims were being questioned for clues.
“I want them to know that we have the best investigators in the country, and we won’t stop until we find the people responsible for this madness,” he said. “We will do our part to hold them accountable.”