Monday night shooting in South St. Paul injures two

Around 9 p.m. on Aug. 28, South St. Paul police returned to an area they had been at only an hour earlier, this time on a report of shots fired. They found two people who'd been shot at the scene.

An hour earlier, officers responded to the intersection of Holland and Warner avenues on an unknown disturbance involving people in vehicles. According to a police department press release, once they arrived, officers found one person had been struck by a vehicle. 

The victim had minor injuries and refused medical attention. The suspects in the incident left the scene before officers arrived.

Officers were called back to the same area on reports of shots fired. When they arrived, they located an adult male and a female with gunshot wounds that were not life threatening. Both victims were transported to a local hospital. 

The press release states an officer with the South St. Paul Police Department spotted the suspect's vehicle leaving the area and stopped it a few blocks from the scene. The people inside the vehicle abandoned it and fled on foot.

Officers from surrounding cities, as well as the Minnesota State Patrol and the Dakota County Sheriff's Department assisted with the search and processing the scene.

As of midnight, three people were taken into custody, and the South St. Paul police are searching for additional suspects.

Anyone with information related to the investigation is asked to contact the South St. Paul Police Department at 651-554-3300.  

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