St. Paul struggles as September gun slayings continue in the streets


September 26, 2019

LEILA NAVIDI – Star Tribune

St. Paul officers and investigators responded to the intersection of Mendota Street and Fremont Avenue E. where a man was shot and killed on Tuesday night.

One day after another St. Paul killing pushed the number of fatal shootings to eight this month alone, the spike in homicidal violence continued to reverberate from residential neighborhoods to City Hall.

More than a third of the city's 22 homicides this year occurred this month. Unless the killings stop, the city's on pace to exceed the worst year in the past decade - 24 homicides in 2017. The high-water marks in recent history were 34 in 1992 followed by 29 in 1994.


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