St. Paul police are investigating a shooting death that happened Friday evening near 3rd Street E. and Van Dyke Street.

Police spokesman Steve Linders said officers were called to the area at 5 p.m. on a report that a “victim was shot while riding in a vehicle.”

When officers arrived, they found the victim inside the vehicle at Wilson Avenue and Van Dyke Street.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Linders said the victim’s identity will not be released until family members are identified.

No suspect or motive has been identified. Police were canvassing the area late Friday.

Linders said the death was St. Paul’s 11th homicide of 2017, and the ninth involving firearms.


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