A man was found fatally shot in a West St. Paul park, in what authorities are calling a "targeted shooting."
Police said they were alerted shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday to gunfire at Thompson County Park, where officers found the man.
He was taken by emergency personnel to Regions Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The man, approximately 20 years old, was shot in the chest, according to emergency dispatch audio. His identity hasn't been disclosed.
Multiple potential suspects fled the area in vehicles, the dispatch audio disclosed.
Police announced Thursday afternoon two arrests in connection with the killing, a 22-year-old man from Maplewood and a 20-year-old woman from Champlin. They have yet to be charged. The Star Tribune generally does not identify suspects before they are charged.
Police also expressed disappointment with the lack of cooperation from those in the park near the shooting.
"This homicide took place during a large gathering," a police statement read. "However, upon arrival at the scene, most had fled and many of those that remained at the scene have not been cooperating. We know that many were present during the shooting and have information regarding this homicide."
In an earlier statement, police said, "This incident appears to be a targeted shooting. There is no reason to believe there is immediate danger to the public."
Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482