Man dies after being shot in the head in St. Paul, another injured

Police arrested two suspects Thursday.
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Marshall Avenue and Chatsworth Street North, where officers are investigating whether the occupants of the vehicle are involved in the shooting.

Marshall Avenue and Chatsworth Street North, where officers are investigating whether the occupants of the vehicle are involved in the shooting.

A man died Wednesday after being shot in the head in the Summit-University neighborhood of St. Paul, and another man is believed to have been injured in the same shooting. 

St. Paul police say shots were fired about 5:45 p.m. on Concordia Avenue, west of Western Avenue and south of Interstate 94. 

When officers arrived, they found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head. A nurse was rendering aid as a large crowd gathered. 

The man died at the scene. His identity has not been released. 

Police believe a second gunshot victim, who arrived by private vehicle to Regions Hospital, was injured during the same shooting. He is being treated for his injuries, which aren't believed to be life-threatening, and police are interviewing him.

While bystanders and first responders were trying to help the victim on Concordia Avenue, other St. Paul officers were following a gray sedan, which they saw driving at a "high rate of speed" away from the area of the shooting as they were arriving on the scene, police said.

Officers found the vehicle crashed near Marshall Avenue and Chatsworth Street North, police said. A passenger was inside and they were brought to police headquarters for questioning. 

It is not clear if the occupants of the vehicle were involved in the shooting. 

Police said Wednesday both the shooting and crash scenes have been secured and homicide investigators are looking for witnesses, evidence and anything else that can help them find the suspect or suspects involved. Anyone with information is asked to call 651-266-5650.

On Thursday, the St. Paul Police Department tweeted it had arrested two suspects, a 21-year-old for murder and a 26-year-old for aggravated assault. BMTN does not typically name suspects before they have been formally charged.

This is the 18th homicide of the year in Saint Paul.

Note: Details provided in this story are based on the police's latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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