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3 fatally shot during deadly 8-hour period in St. Paul

Only one arrest has been made in the three separate incidents.
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Three people are dead in separate shootings during a deadly 8-hour period that started Monday afternoon in St. Paul.

The city, which has already seen an uptick in violence recently after a flurry of shootings earlier this month, is now dealing with its 17th, 18th and 19th homicides this year.

Here's what we know about each incident:

Teenager shot dead – 4:30 p.m.

The killing started at 4:30 p.m. at Rice Street and Winnipeg Avenue West in the city's North End, where an 18-year-old man was shot in broad daylight and found by police lying inside a corner store.

His wounds would prove fatal despite the efforts of responders, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No arrests have been made, though police note that the shooting was not random.

They have appealed for information from any of the 30-or-so people who were in the area immediately after the shooting.

Good Samaritan killed – 10 p.m.

The second shooting happened at Case Avenue East and Edgerton Street North in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood at 10 p.m.

It happened after a four vehicle crash that saw a male suspect rear-end the vehicle of a woman driving southbound on Edgerton Street, sending both cars crashing into parked vehicles.

A Good Samaritan, a man, came out of his nearby home and tried to help the drivers. At this point, the male driver opened fire from inside the vehicle, shooting the Samaritan in the head.

Police have since arrested a man they believe to be responsible for this shooting.

The woman involved in the crash was not injured.

Man dies in drive-by shooting – 12:15 a.m.

The third fatal shooting was reported at 12:15 a.m., when police were called to Regions Hospital after two men turned up with gunshot wounds in a private vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle had non-life-threatening injuries, but the other victim in the car was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police say that they were in the car at the intersection of University Avenue West and Marion Street when someone in another vehicle began shooting at them.

Their vehicle was struck with multiple bullets, with the suspect fleeing the area.

As of 4 a.m. Tuesday, no arrests had been made, and it's not clear if there's any connection with the other shootings.

Anyone with information about any of the shootings should call the police Homicide Unit at 651-266-5650.

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