ST. PAUL — Five people were shot and injured, one critically, on Friday night, June 28, in St. Paul.
The shootings in the Payne-Phalen area happened about two hours after a man was killed in a shooting, also on the city’s East Side, but Sgt. Mike Ernster said police don’t believe the cases are related.
Officers responded to a two-story house at 909 Desoto Street about 10:30 p.m. on a report of shots fired and found four people injured.
A woman and three men were taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. One of the men has life-threatening injuries, Ernster said.
Someone brought another man who was shot in the incident to St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood. He and three other people are in stable condition, Ernster said.
Police investigation was complicated by the number of people at the house and the conflicting reports of how the incident occurred. Area officers were stretched thin, several leaving the site of the homicide on Earl Street to help at the drive-by shooting scene.
No one was under arrest as of early Saturday morning and the circumstances of the shootings are under investigation.