Teenage boy injured in apparent drive-by shooting on St. Paul’s East Side

A teenage boy who was injured during an apparent drive-by shooting Thursday afternoon in St. Paul is expected to survive his injuries, according to police.

Police spokesman Steve Linders said that about 4:20 p.m., officers were called to the 500 block of Sims Avenue on reports of gunfire. Witnesses at the scene in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood said they heard as many as 20 shots and saw two men flee the scene in an SUV. More than 15 bullet casings were found.

Shortly thereafter, a teenage boy with a gunshot wound was dropped off at Regions Hospital.

The shooting is under investigation. No further details were available Thursday night.

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