Officers disclosed, two 18-year-old men were injured in a shooting in St. Paul’s North End on Monday night during what one said was supposed to be marijuana deal, but turned into an attempted robbery.
According to reports, both were reportedly treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Officers responded to the 1500 block of Klainert Street on a report of shots fired at about 11 p.m., on arrival, officers discovered an 18-year-old nearby in the 100 block of Biglow Lane. He appeared to have one gunshot wound to his back and was conscious, Steve Linders, St. Paul police spokesman disclosed.
Paramedics reportedly took him to Regions Hospital. He recounted to the officers that he came to the area to sell marijuana to someone he didn’t know when two people approached and tried to rob him at gunpoint, he said he ran away and someone shot him in the back, according to Linders.
Few Minutes later, another 18-year-old arrived at Regions. He had gunshot wounds to his bicep, leg and torso.
A woman said she was in her home when the man began banging on her door, asked for help and told her he was shot during a drug deal, Linders said. She drove him to the hospital.
There are no indications that the shootings are related to a homicide as of earlier Monday in St. Paul, Linders said.
A male was fatally shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 800 block of North Hazel Street.
No one has been arrested as of Tuesday morning in either of the shooting incidents.
Police is urging anyone with information about the homicide to call them at 651-266-5650.