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Woman killed in St. Paul double shooting

An 18-year-old woman, 24-year-old man, and another man fell victim to a random shooting near Sixth Street East and Forest Street in St. Paul on Saturday.

St. Paul police told the Star Tribune that Jaques Dortch and James Jones Fields were in a car when they were shot at around 9:35 p.m. After the shooting, Fields, the driver of the vehicle, drove to a nearby gas station for help.

Police spokesman told the Pioneer Press that one of the car windows was “shot out pretty good.?

The other man, who was in the backseat of the vehicle is said to be Fields’ brother, according to Alan Lorge an employee at M&H gas station, who recalled his interaction with Fields in the Star Tribune.

Jah'ne Dortch, the younger Dortch’s mother told the Star Tribune that she believes that Fields and the other man were the intended targets.

Jaques Dortch, died at the scene and Fields is expected to fully recover.

The Star Tribune reported that “authorities have not publicly discussed a possible motive or indicated if it was gang-related.?

No arrests have been made as of Sunday evening.

The Star Tribune’s article presented more information overall than the Pioneer Press’ coverage. I noticed that both stories had been updated within an hour of each other, and that the Pioneer Press still lacked important information that the Star Tribune had such as the victim’s names. This puzzled me.

The Pioneer Press’ article was entirely based off of quotes Peter Panos, who is only one source, so I’m not sure that you could even call this a “story.?