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3 shot outside Minnesota State Fair, teen critical after being hit by car

The chaotic scenes unfolded outside the main gate.
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A young woman is fighting for her life after being struck by a car outside the Minnesota State Fair, with three people struck by gunfire shortly after.

The chaotic scenes unfolded just after 10 p.m. as crowds left the final day of the State Fair, when the 19-year-old woman was hit by a car at Snelling Avenue and Fair Place West and was found "gravely injured."

She's now listed in a critical condition at Regions Hospital, with responders finding her breathing but unresponsive.

Witnesses said there had been a fight in the area just before the collision, with the woman "somehow" ending up in the roadway, per St. Paul PD.

The driver of the car had stopped at the scene but drove off after bystanders started hitting and kicking his car. He drove a short distance away and called 911.

A short time later outside the main gate at Snelling and Midway, several gunshots rang out as police rerouted traffic off the street.

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Officers ran to find the shooter or shooters, and found one man with a gunshot wound, who was taken to Regions Hospital. A short time later, two more people arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds.

All three are expected to survive. No arrests have been made, with police asking anyone with information to call 651-291-1111.

Police say the driver involved in the crash is cooperating and showed "no signs of impairment."

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