MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are investigating a double shooting in a parking lot at Pascal Street and University Avenue in St. Paul Sunday night. Two victims are being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening, the St. Paul Police Department said.
The shooting, behind a laundromat near Alllianz Field, occurred in the just after 7:30 p.m. One handgun was recovered and the incident does not appear to be random, police said.
Steve Linders with the police department said one victim suffered a grazing wound to the head and was also shot in the arm. The other victim was shot multiple times in the torso. Police do not know the victims’ ages or identities but said they are both male. Both are expected to survive.
“What’s wrong with this isn’t that it happened [near] Allianz Field,” St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said. “It’s that it happened at all.”
Police said two groups of people interacted in the parking lot when shots were fired. At least two people exchanged gunfire, Linders said.
“My heart sank,” Linders said. “Anytime I hear that someone’s been shot, it’s a sad situation. You think about the people involved, you think about our loved ones, and you think about our community.”
Police have one suspect in custody and are searching for the other.
“This is exhausting,” Mayor Carter said. “This is another incident of shots fired in our city, another two injured by gunfire in our city. This has to stop right now.”
Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to call police at 651-266-5650 with any information.