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.


– Sign up for our daily newsletters.

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.

Next Up

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher basketball

Gophers offense disappears in loss to Northwestern

The Gophers are quickly falling out of NCAA tournament contention.

Malik Beasley

Timberwolves Malik Beasley suspended 12 games for offseason incident

Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail earlier this month.

Russell Wilson

Vikings fans should REALLY hope Russell Wilson doesn't go to the Bears

Wilson has a 6-0 record against Minnesota and could be on his way to the NFC North.


Celebrated Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko dies

Ostroushko, who learned his craft in the Ukrainian community of Northeast Minneapolis, had a versatile career including performances with popular artists and orchestras


Costco will bump its minimum wage to $16 next week

The company, which has 12 stores in Minnesota, is pushing ahead of retailers Target and Amazon with its new minimum wage

Seth Green/Gopher Football

Gophers wildcat QB Seth Green announces decision to transfer

Green will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis pays 3 times more than it receives in state funds, new report says

This report comes as state lawmakers are debating proposals opponents say would "bail out" the state's largest city.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Is Kirk Cousins' contract extension helping or hurting the Vikings?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

University of minnesota sign

U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare

Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.


18 year old shot dead in St. Paul was pregnant, fetus did not survive

A 19-year-old man, believed to be her partner, has been arrested.

st paul homicide sept 3

Woman fatally shot in St. Paul, no arrests

It's the city's 23rd homicide this year.

Screen Shot 2019-09-10 at 7.00.26 AM

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

Only one arrest has been made in the three separate incidents.

Update: Man arrested in connection with deadly stabbing near light rail station

The victim and killer were "known to each other," police have said.