Man killed, another critically injured in shooting in St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood

A shooting in St. Paul killed a man and critically injured another, police said Friday night.

Officers responded to multiple 911 calls in the Payne-Phalen area just before 7 p.m. and found a man, who had an apparent gunshot wound and was unresponsive, in the 1200 block of Westminster Street. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Someone drove another man to Regions Hospital and, as of Friday night, he was in surgery with life-threatening injuries from the shooting, according to police.

No one was immediately under arrest and police asked anyone with information to call them at 651-266-5650.

Police do not believe the shooting was random, and the circumstances are under investigation.

The homicide was the 29th of the year in St. Paul. It came on the heels of a fatal shooting in the city on Thursday afternoon and a quadruple homicide on Sept. 12. There were 34 homicides in St. Paul last year, which matched the record that was set in the city in 1992.

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