The St. Paul Police Department is investigating a homicide at an auto body shop in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood across the street from Johnson High School.

Police responded to a report of a shooting about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday at the 1300 block of Arcade Street, according to police spokesman Steve Linders.

Officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds; he was later pronounced dead at the scene.

No one was in custody Tuesday night and police do not believe it was a random shooting.

"These are tragedies for everyone involved," Linders said. "We're going to do everything we can to find the people responsible."

The victim appeared to be a man in his mid-20s, according to dispatch audio. He was shot seven times.

A caller said no one saw anything, according to dispatch.

After police cleared the auto shop, they told dispatch that Farnsworth Aerospace — a nearby school for children in pre-K through fourth grade — was let out for the day.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police homicide unit at 651-266-5650.

This is the ninth homicide for the city of St. Paul in 2021.

Alex Chhith