ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A man who was found shot in the chest on the east side of St. Paul Monday morning has died, according to the St. Paul Police Department.
Officials say Chief Todd Axtell was on patrol with another officer around 10:40 a.m. when they responded to a woman’s call about a shooting at a residence on Sims Avenue and Earl Street. There, police found a man who had been shot in the chest.
A homicide investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed today on he 1000 block of Sims Avenue.
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— Saint Paul Police Department (@sppdmn) August 19, 2019
The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment, where he later died.
Police say they’re investigating whether or not more people were present at the home during the time of the shooting.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner will release the victim’s identity and official cause of death.