Saturday, September 09, 2006

Three Shot In St. Paul

Minnesota's two largest cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, are infested with gangs, and the result is violence on a scale we haven't seen since the early to mid-1990's.

KSTP News reports the latest mayhem: "Triple shooting in St. Paul".

Three people were hospitalized this morning after a shooting on the 1000 block of Charles Avenue in St. Paul.

Police say a woman and a man were shot in the chest. Another man was shot in the leg.

Police say the shooting was sparked by a fight in an alley, and was likely gang related. No arrests have been made.
This story is pretty fresh, so there's not much detail yet. More later.

UPDATE: Here's an current KSTP article.

Three people were shot at a house party in St. Paul early Saturday morning. At 12:15 a.m. Paul Vang, 24, Tino Var, 20, and Vanthan Var, 26, attened a party at 1000 block of Sherburne Ave. There was reportedly a dispute over money, when a 16-year-old used a gun and shot three people.

"I looked out the window - just saw police swarming all over the place" a witness said.

Vang was shot in the leg, and both Vantan and Var were shot in the abdomen. All three victims were in critical but stable condition at the Regions hospital.

"I just saw him on the ground and he's like, I can't move. Help me," said Bunth Kong, who helped one of the victims.

Police arrested the juvenile who admitted to the crime.
[Photo courtesy KSTP News]