Two Teens Shot at After Nearby Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Two teens were wounded by gunfire in St. Paul Saturday night, as the city's Cinco de Mayo celebrations were ending nearby.
A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the back, reported the Pionner Press. The boy was taken to Regions Hospital and was later transferred to the intensive care unit of Children's Hospital.
At second shooting happened shortly after in a nearby building. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg and taken and released from Regions Hospital, reported Kare 11 News.
Police did not release the names of the two victims.
The shootings happened around 6:45 p.m. as the Cinco de Mayo festivities were ending and the crowd was dispersing, reported Kare 11 News.
Police have taken five people into custody for questioning regarding this case. No arrests have been made.
Police detained 15 people in the area for questioning, using a Metro Transit bus to hold everyone, reported the Pioneer Press. Many of the detainees were angry and yelled at police for holding them.
Police said they sometimes use a bus for witnesses in order to contain them and keep them comfortable until them can be questioned, reported the Pioneer Press.
This case is in the early stages of the investigation and detectives from the Homicide unit are gathering evidence and interviewing over 40 possible witnesses, reported Kare 11 News.