Man shot dead in St. Paul as he left Bible study with daughter, father

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
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The latest in a recent spree of gun violence in St. Paul saw a man shot dead on Wednesday evening as he left Bible study with his young daughter and his father.

The shooting was reported at 8:40 p.m. outside St. Albans Church at the intersection of Fuller Avenue and St. Albans Street North.

Police arriving at the scene followed a trail of blood that led to a man suffering from gunshot wounds, who died at the scene despite lifesaving efforts.

Investigators learned the victim was leaving the church after Bible study in a group that included his young daughter and his father.

Gunshots rang out, with the victim running from the area. Meanwhile, the victim's father – who has a valid permit to carry – drew a handgun and returned fire.

It's the 20th homicide in St. Paul this year and the 6th in the space of just 17 days, a trend that has sparked concern by city leaders and police.

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Despite an extensive search for the suspect and anyone else who may have been shot, police didn't locate anyone.

The city's homicide unit, gang unit and forensic teams are working together to identify a suspect.

The victim's identity will be released at a later stage by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner.

Anyone with information should call 651-266-5650.

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