The fatal shooting of a man in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood is under investigation.
The victim was found lying in the street about 9:10 a.m. on Avon Street near Carroll Avenue, police said.
Sgt. Mike Ernster, a police spokesman, said the man died at the scene of an apparent gunshot wound. It’s unclear whether he suffered one or more gunshot wounds, pending the results of an autopsy.
Ernster said authorities would release the victim’s name after he is identified by the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office. A man at the scene of the shooting Friday said he was the victim’s father, but declined to say more.
Neighbors who asked not to be named said they heard five to six gunshots and then saw a white sedan flee south on Avon Street. A man with the victim then called out for help, neighbors said.
No arrests have been made, and the motive remains under investigation, Ernster said. Police interviewed witnesses at police headquarters, and canvassed the neighborhood for information, he said.
It’s unclear whether the shooting is linked to any recent cases, police said. The shooting was St. Paul’s 11th homicide this year.