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Suspect arrested in Shakopee shooting

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Police have arrested a man Friday in connection with a shooting that resulted in the death of one man and wounded two others in Shakopee late Thursday, the Star Tribune said.

The suspect, a 27-year-old Minneapolis man, was arrested in a joint effort by officials from both the Shakopee and Minneapolis police departments, the Star Tribune reported. Police say there are two other suspects who remain at large whom they are investigating, the Star Tribune said.

The shooting occurred at 10:45 p.m. Thursday at an apartment in the 600 block of Gorman Street, the Star Tribune said. According to police, three people knocked on the door, entered the apartment and opened fire on people inside, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding his brother and a cousin, ArgusLeader.com said.

Police Chief Jeffrey Tate said that authorities do not believe the shooting was gang-related.
"This was not a random act of violence," Tate said. "It's important to get that out there. We want to make sure the public knows that."

The victim who was fatally shot has been identified as nineteen-year-old Marcos Antino Pantaleon, ArgusLeader.com reported. The other two vitims who were wounded at the scene are Pantaleon's 22-year-old brother and 17-year-old male cousin who were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment, ArgusLeader.com said.

Police said there were three other people in the apartment, including a teenage girl, a mother, and a father who were not injured, the Star Tribune reported.

According to the Star Tribune, Pantaleon would have turned 20 years old within 90 minutes of his death.

The chief said the assailants and the victims were familiar with each other on "some level," and that the investigation is still in progress, the Star Tribune said.

Tate also said that police have been called to the apartment before, but for "nothing like violent assaults or anything of that nature," the Star Tribune reported.

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