Skip to main content

A 15-year-old girl from the Twin Cities is dead after a late-night shooting Thursday on a residential block.

Authorities were called to the 3900 block of 3rd St. NE in Columbia Heights just before midnight on a report that a person had been shot, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.

At the scene, emergency responders found the victim, 15-year-old Derryanna Deashia Davis, and began lifesaving aid.

Davis, however, died at the scene.

The sheriff's office did not provide any additional information about the circumstances of the shooting, saying there is "limited information available" as it is an active investigation.

Authorities did question two juveniles, though both were released.

“This is a horrific loss of life," said Sheriff James Stuart. "We will continue the investigation until the truth is found and justice is served."

Police with Fridley and Columbia Heights also responded to the scene, the sheriff's office said.

Next Up

2 (3)

Focus is on family fitness at this year’s Twin Cities Marathon

Don’t miss out on the running, racing and all the fun things to do for the whole family

Screen Shot 2022-08-18 at 2.29.47 PM

Family's tributes to mother killed by partner in St. Paul murder-suicide

The 30-year-old was killed by her partner, who then killed himself.

FatalEaganCrashSceneAug18

Eagan man killed after crashing into traffic signal

The 30-year-old crashed into a traffic light early Wednesday morning.

Melvin Carter

What's in Mayor Melvin Carter's budget proposal?

Here's what the St. Paul mayor is putting his focus on for the upcoming year.

WCCO building

Digital, streaming employees at WCCO-TV vote to unionize

The 15 employees will join on-air talent and producers as members of the SAG-AFTRA union.

unnamed-3

Police arrest man suspected of sexual assault, weapons threat in Eagan

The investigation prompted a SWAT response in an Eagan neighborhood on Tuesday.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 16

The latest reporting period averaged just under 1,300 new cases per day.

USATSI_12923669

Jason and Carly Zucker sell Edina home for $4.18M

The property was bought in 2020, months after Jason Zucker was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Legacy Lot Random (1 of 6)

Gallery: Luxury living is par for the course here

Cragun’s Golf Resort Communities Offer Stunning Views Along with Resort-Style Living

Related

Screen Shot 2022-04-10 at 10.28.12 AM

Pedestrian struck by driver on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights

The crash occurred near the intersection of Central Avenue Northeast and 45th Avenue Northeast Saturday night.

Screen Shot 2022-04-10 at 10.28.12 AM

Pedestrian struck by SUV driver in Columbia Heights dies

Police have identified the victim as a 56-year-old from Columbia Heights.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

3 men convicted of 2020 Columbia Heights murder

Cashmere Smith, 23, Dominic Sampson, 21, and Brandon Kron, 24, will serve prison sentences in connection to the fatal shooting.

US bank columbia heights

Police: 2 people robbed US Bank in Columbia Heights

The suspects threatened the teller and demanded money.

ambulance

Woman fatally struck by driver while crossing street in Columbia Heights

The crash happened around 5:20 p.m. on Central Avenue.

police tape, crime scene

Teenage girl and man dead after shootings in Minneapolis, Columbia Heights

The homicides happened less than an hour apart Monday night.

ambulance

3 kids injured, one critical, in Columbia Heights crash

A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized after suffering life-threatening injuries.

FLickr - crime scene tape do not crozz

Charges: Teen was 'showing off' with gun before fatally shooting girl

The girl died at the Columbia Heights apartment where she was struck.