Authorities in St. Paul, Minn., said on Sunday that three suspects had been arrested in the bar shooting that resulted in one death and 14 injured, with the suspects among those injured individuals.
“They're in custody and in the hospital, being treated for injuries suffered during the incident,” police said according to Minnesota Public Radio. “Once they're discharged, all three will be booked into the Ramsey [County] Jail and await a charging decision.”
The shooting occurred early on Sunday morning on West 7th Street, according to authorities. One woman in her 20s was killed in the shooting.
Early on Sunday, before any arrests were made, authorities said multiple shooters were believed to have been involved, though the motive behind the shooting was not known.
As MPR reported, St. Paul police spokesperson Steve Linders said so many people had been injured and so many St. Paul officers responded to the scene that workers from other agencies like the Metro Transit Police Department, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and Maplewood Police Department had to handle some 911 calls.
Minnesota Gov. Tim WalzTim WalzPentagon sending medical teams to Minnesota hospitals amid surge in COVID-19 cases Minneapolis votes down measure replacing police department Minnesota Gov. Walz launches reelection bid MORE (D) called the shooting "horrific."
Minnesota is keeping in our hearts the family of the young woman killed and the 14 others injured, and the St. Paul neighborhood reeling from this senseless gun violence. We’re working in close coordination with local law enforcement as they apprehend those responsible," Walz tweeted.
Horrific. Minnesota is keeping in our hearts the family of the young woman killed and the 14 others injured, and the St. Paul neighborhood reeling from this senseless gun violence. We’re working in close coordination with local law enforcement as they apprehend those responsible. https://t.co/xRIoCGTDtz— Governor Tim Walz (@GovTimWalz) October 10, 2021
"We are, of course, heartened to see arrests made in the case. But we know our entire city is going to be listening closely as we demand many, many more answers for what occurred last night, for the heartbreak and trauma that played out across our community," St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter (D) said, according to MPR.
"We know that we have more work to do. We know that our officers cannot do it alone," Carter added. "I'm blessed to live in and serve a city where people look out for one another, we have to continue to do that work on the street level, on the neighborhood level, ensuring that if you see something, say something."