At Least 15 Shot, Woman Dead, In ‘Hellish’ Minnesota Bar Shooting

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ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Multiple 911 callers frantically begged for help after more than a dozen people were shot, one fatally, inside a bar in Saint Paul early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to a busy bar on the 200 block of West Seventh Street at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, and found a chaotic scene with 15 people suffering from gunshot wounds.

The officers worked quickly to secure the scene, worked with good Samaritans to render aid and make sure it was safe for Saint Paul Fire medics to make their way to the area.

A woman in her 20s was pronounced dead, 14 other people were transported to area hospitals for treatment—all are expected to survive.

Now a team of five investigators with the Saint Paul Police Department’s homicide unit are working with patrol officers, the forensics services unit, the video management unit and others to piece together what led to the shooting.

The scene is being processed for evidence, a shooting reconstruction will be conducted, witnesses and victims are being interviewed, and investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 651-266-5650.

No arrests have been made.

Police believe that there were several shooters, although a motive has yet to be determined.

“My heart breaks for the woman who was killed, her loved ones and everyone else who was in that bar this morning,” said Saint Paul Chief of Police Todd Axtell. “In an instant, they found themselves caught in a hellish situation. 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. We will do our part to hold them accountable.”

This is the 32nd homicide of the year in the city.

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