Pregnant woman killed in Hayden Heights area

A pregnant woman and her unborn child died after she was shot in an East Side neighborhood the evening of March 9. 
Police were called to the 1900 block of Cottage Avenue E. at about 5:45 p.m. on a report of a shooting, just east of White Bear Avenue in the Hayden Heights neighborhood, according to a St. Paul Police Department release.
When they arrived, they found a woman, later identified as Eileen Viveros-Vargas, 18, from Landfall, suffering from a gunshot wound, police said. When St. Paul Fire paramedics arrived, they pronounced her dead at the scene. 
Police interviewed several witnesses and one adult man was arrested in relation to the shooting, according to police. The St. Paul Police Forensic Services Unit is continuing to process evidence and the police investigation continues.


– Marjorie Otto

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