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Minnesota bar shooting leaves 1 dead, 14 injured

A shooting at a bustling bar in St. Paul, Minnesota early Sunday morning left a woman dead and 14 people injured, authorities said.

The shooting broke out shortly after midnight at the Seventh Street Truck Park bar. Police said that according to preliminary information, several people opened fire.

Police arrested three men who were being treated at a hospital for injuries in the shooting. All three will be booked into the Ramsey County Jail upon discharge, the St. Paul Police Department said in a statement posted on Twitter. No charges have yet been filed.

Authorities were still investigating the causes of the shooting.

“We have a bar with a lot of activity, many people having a good time, and then a few individuals decided to draw weapons and pull the trigger indiscriminately, without caring about human life”, said Steve Linders, a police spokesman. And I think of the poor woman who was just having fun. He danced and smiled and laughed, and the next minute he was dying in the arms of his friends. It’s 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. The other people who were shot are expected to survive, police said in a statement.

My heart breaks for the woman who was murdered, her loved ones and all those who were in that bar this morning “St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell said in the statement. “In an instant he found himself in the middle of a hellish situation. I want them to know that we have the best investigators in the country and that we will not stop until we find those responsible for this madness. “

The Seventh Street Truck bar is located in the entertainment district, just south of the Xcel Energy Center, where the Minnesota Wild of the NHL plays. Linders said he does not recall recent reports having been made for police to come to the bar.

“It’s not on our radar as a place where you can expect this kind of thing,” Linders stated. “We don’t see this kind of thing anywhere.”

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