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St. Paul gun violence continues with 14-year-old girl shot in the abdomen

The girl was taken to Regions Hospital after the Sunday shooting.

A 14-year-old girl was shot in the abdomen in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon. 

According to police, officers were sent to an area near Robert and Cesar Chavez streets after being made aware of a shooting at 4:15 p.m. On arrival, police found a 14-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound to her abdomen. 

The girl was conscious and breathing and taken to Regions Hospital for treatment and was listed in stable condition. 

No arrests have been made and the investigation is active. 

The shooting comes on the heels of a year when 30 people were homicide victims in St. Paul. There have already been three homicides in Minnesota's capital city in 2020, the most recent happening Tuesday, Jan. 21, when a 42-year-old man was gunned down. 

An 18-year-old was arrested in connection to that murder, with St. Paul Chief of Police Todd Axtell issuing a warning in an attempt to curb future crime. 

“This arrest is the culmination of a lot of long hours, intense focus and collaboration among our investigators, patrol officers and law enforcement partners," said Axtell. "It should send a strong message to anyone who has or is thinking about pulling a trigger in Saint Paul: If you do it, we will work tirelessly to find you and hold you accountable for your actions. It's what we do--for the victims, their loved ones and everyone else who is fed up with the violence our city has been experiencing."

As of Saturday, St. Paul police had responded to 64 reports of shots fired in January, according to the Pioneer Press, which notes that there were just over 40 reports of shots fired in January 2019. 

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