Update: 1 shot dead at festival in St. Paul's Como Park

Two people were arrested in connection to the murder.
Publish date:

UPDATE 9:25 A.M.

St. Paul police have arrested two people in connection to the murder. 

Nougai Xiong, 27, of St. Paul, was arrested for 2nd degree murder and for an outstanding warrant, and Yang Houa Xiong, 28, of La Crosse, Wisconsin has been arrested for aiding and abetting.


A man has died following a shooting at Como Regional Park in St. Paul on Sunday, where thousands were gathered to celebrate the 38th Annual Hmong Freedom Festival.

Several shots were fired around 4:30 p.m. in an area just west of the Como Regional Park Pool, St. Paul police said.

Police arrived to find a man had been shot, and he was taken to Regions Hospital.

He died a short time later while being treated for his injuries.

Police are now interviewing witnesses, several of whom have been brought to headquarters for interviews. No arrests have been made yet.

Anyone with information is asked to call 651-266-5650.

Today's Top Stories

Driver ignores signs, destroys fresh concrete on Minnesota highway.

Twin Cities beach closed down after E.coli found in the lake.

Journalists mourn sudden death of Star Tribune writer

Original story

St. Paul police are looking for suspects involved in a shooting at a community pool on Sunday afternoon. 

According to authorities, one person was shot twice around 4:30 p.m. at the Como Regional Park Pool. The victim was shot twice and taken to Regions Hospital in critical condition. 

The case is under investigation and police are talking to witnesses at the scene. No arrests had been made at the time this story was published. 

Next Up

PD Shimmers 4

Annual guide to finding holiday lights displays in MN is released

More than 80 holiday displays are on this year's list.

duluth police department

Duluth police officer charged in September shooting

The officer, who is a five-year veteran, is charged with two felonies.

Screen Shot 2020-11-30 at 1.31.42 PM

Enbridge gets final approval to start construction on Line 3 replacement

The project has attracted criticism from environmental and tribal groups.

Kirk Cousins

Is it a 4-team race for the final NFC playoff spot?

The key for Minnesota likely requires winning on the road against two top NFC teams.


Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers-Northwestern game canceled

Minnesota is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in its football program.

frances mosley vandals

Minneapolis woman's home vandalized for a 7th time since March

The most recent incident happened on Thanksgiving.

Grand Cafe

Jamie Malone's Grand Cafe is closing, building owners say

Head chef Jamie Malone will continue operations at Eastside.


High school softball coach accused of stealing booster funds

The 65-year-old is a coach at Lakeville South High School.


Screen Shot 2020-04-18 at 5.55.19 PM

1 man shot dead, another wounded on St. Paul's East Side

Police responded to a report of shots fired around noon Saturday.

1 dead in late-night shooting in St. Paul

The man who called 911 was detained for questioning.

1 dead in St. Paul shooting, the city's 6th homicide of 2019

The Friday morning shooting happened west of the state capitol building.

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.

Screen Shot 2020-07-01 at 7.16.53 AM

Woman shot dead in disturbance at bar in St. Paul

She was pronounced dead after being taken to Regions Hospital.

Javier Sanmiguel Yanez

Good Samaritan shot dead in St. Paul leaves behind young family

The 31-year-old was shot as he tried to help after a crash near his home.