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Police are investigating after a boy was struck in the legs by shots fired at a West St. Paul home.

The incident happened around 12:50 p.m. in the 400 block of Roeller Avenue East, with officers arriving to find a "juvenile male" inside the home with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his legs.

The boy was taken to Regions Hospital by paramedics.

Officers then found "numerous shell casings" on the road, with a statement from West St. Paul PD saying they believe "the home that was struck was intentionally targeted and this was not a random incident."

The boy's age has not been revealed, nor has any reason why that house would be targeted.

No arrests have been made.


April 11th, 2022 West St. Paul Shooting Incident - At about 12:50 pm, West St. Paul police officers responded to the 400 block of Roeller Ave E. on a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located a juvenile male victim inside a home with apparent non-life threatening gunshot wounds to his legs. The Injured party was transported to Regions Hospital by M Health paramedics.

Officers located numerous shell casings on the roadway and the scene is currently being processed by investigators. At this point, it is believed the home that was struck was intentionally targeted and this was not a random incident. West St. Paul Police are being assisted by the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office and Mendota Heights Police Department in the investigation.

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