A guy was discovered shot on a street in St. Paul’s North End on Thursday night, prompting police to investigate a homicide.
Around 10:30 p.m., officers responded to several 911 calls reporting gunfire in the 200 block of West Maryland Avenue. According to police, they found the victim near the junction of Maryland Avenue and Matilda Street and performed CPR.
The man was pronounced deceased on the spot by paramedics.
No one was arrested right away, and homicide investigators requested that anybody with information call them at 651-266-5650.
To identify the victim, the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office will conduct an autopsy.
In St. Paul, this was the 16th homicide of the year; there were 12 at this time last year.
Linders spoke with a man who asked him what transpired at the scene of the killing on Thursday.
“When I informed him someone had been shot and died, he shook his head and looked down, saying, ‘This needs to stop,'” Linders recounted. “‘We agree,’ I said… It has a negative impact on our communities and the people who reside there, and we must all work together to address it.”