St. Paul, Minn. police confirm five people were injured in a shooting early Saturday evening in a “chaotic scene” following a celebration of life event. Two men injured in the shooting have died.

Among the other three victims of the shooting, one man is in critical condition at Regions Hospital, one woman is in stable condition at Regions and another woman is being treated at United Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

The shootings happened at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot outside Kings Crossing by Episcopal Homes on the 500 block of Dale Street North, not far from the intersection of Dale and University. Kings Crossing is an apartment building for low-income senior citizens.

When officers arrived, they found a “chaotic” scene and learned that five people had been shot. St. Paul Fire medics were called to the scene but were told some of the shooting victims were taken to local hospitals in private vehicles. One man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics and another man was pronounced dead at United Hospital after arriving in a private vehicle. 

St. Paul police are investigating a shooting with multiple victims that left at least two people dead early Saturday evening near the intersection of Dale Street N. and University Avenue W.

Preliminary information from the investigation indicates the shooting happened in the parking lot at the conclusion of a celebration of life event that was attended by many people. An altercation reportedly occurred, and shots were fired in the parking lot.  

A motive in this case has not been determined, although investigators do not believe it was a random shooting. No arrests have been made. 

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct autopsies to positively identify the victims and determine their exact causes of death. These are 4th and 5th homicides of 2023 in St. Paul.

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