‘Turn yourself in,’ African-American community leaders say after recent St. Paul shootings – Twin Cities


After recent shootings in St. Paul, African-American community members had a message Tuesday: “Turn yourself in.”

Two people were fatally shot in St. Paul last week and others injured in shootings, including three outside a bar Saturday night. A 19-year-old has been charged with murder in one of the cases and police said the others remain under investigation.

And, in the hours after Tuesday’s news conference, another young person was injured in a St. Paul shooting. A male, believed to be a juvenile, was shot in the arm in the area of Rice and Atwater streets about 1:55 p.m., a police spokesman said. No one was immediately arrested.

As of Tuesday morning, 98 people had been shot in St. Paul this year, eight of them fatally, according to police. Community leaders on Tuesday noted that 73…

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