ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) – A shooting at a busy St. Paul, Minnesota bar early Sunday left a woman dead and 14 others injured, authorities said.
The shooting took place shortly after midnight at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar. According to police, preliminary information indicates that several people fired shots. It is not yet known what led to the shooting and no arrests have been made, police said.
“We have a very busy bar, a lot of people are having fun and then we had a few individuals who decided to pull out their guns and pull the trigger indiscriminately, with no regard for human life,” said the police spokesperson Steve Linders. “And I think of the poor woman who had just had fun. One minute she’s dancing, smiling and laughing, and the next she dies in the arms of a friend. It’s nothing short of a tragedy.
The woman in her 20s who was killed is the 32nd homicide victim in the city so far this year, the Star Tribune reported. All others who were shot are expected to survive, police said in a statement.
“My heart breaks for the woman who was killed, her loved ones and everyone who was at this bar this morning,” St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said in the statement. “In an instant, they found themselves in a hell of a situation. I want them to know that we have the best investigators in the country, and we won’t stop until we find those responsible for this madness. “
The Seventh Street Truck Bar is in an entertainment district just south of the Xcel Energy Center, home to the NHL Minnesota Wild. Linders said he could not recall any recent calls to a police department at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar.
“It’s just not on our radar as a place where we see this sort of thing,” Linders said. “We don’t see this kind of thing anywhere.
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