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Arrests made after shots fired near St. Paul Cinco de Mayo crowds

One of those arrested was a 17-year-old boy.

Two people, including a teenage boy, were arrested after shots were fired near the Cinco de Mayo celebrations in St. Paul's West Side.

St. Paul police officers saw a 17-year-old boy fire a gun near to a crowd on the 200 block of Congress Street East around 2:30 p.m.

He was arrested for illegally possessing a firearm and is being held in a juvenile detention center.


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A few hours later, around 5:15 p.m., another shot was fired near to a crowd on the 40 block of East Wood Street, when a 21-year-old man fired a gun near the crowd.

He too was arrested, after initially fleeing, and was booked for possession of a firearm without a permit, and with the serial number removed.

Both East Wood Street and Congress Street East are just off of the main parade route for Saturday's Cinco de Mayo parade, which saw thousands in attendance along Cesar Chavez Street.

WCCO reports that 2 more were arrested in a third incident, following a shots fired report at Robert Street and Kellogg in downtown.

St. Paul's Cinco de Mayo celebration has had issues with gang violence in previous years, leading the city in 2015 to ask a court to place restrictions on certain local gang members, the Pioneer Press reports.

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