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St. Paul Teen Killed in Shooting

As reported by the Pioneer Press, an 18-year-old female was shot to death Saturday night in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood.

Police received a call of shots fired at 9:35 p.m. The shooting occured near Sixth Street East and Forest Street and the car the victim and a 24-year-old man were in traveled about four blocks to a gas station at Arcade Street and Minnehaha Avenue East, police spokesman Peter Panos said.

Police were unsure if the victims were in the car at the time they were shoot. The man was taken to Regions Hospital in unknown condition for a gunshot wound to the thigh, Panos said.

Later, the Star Tribune released a story identifying the teen girl as Jaques Dortch.

"She was really bright, really happy," her mother, Jah'ne Dortch, said. "She was always trying to help me around the house."

Jah'ne Dortch went on to attribute her daughter's death to gang activity, though police have not publicly discussed a possible motive or indicated if the shooting was gang-related.