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St. Paul gun violence continues with Sunday shooting death

This marks the city's 30th homicide of the year.

The wave of gun violence plaguing St. Paul continued Sunday evening, with yet another person shot to death. 

The shooting occurred near the intersection of Rice and Wayzata Streets, about a mile northwest of the downtown area, according to a tweet from the St. Paul Police Department:

Few details were available Sunday night; the victim has yet to be identified, and no arrests have been made. 

According to FOX 9's Christina Palladino, the shooting was witnessed by multiple people who called the police:

This marks St. Paul's 30th homicide so far this year, significantly outstripping the 17 homicides that happened last year. 

As the Star Tribune notes, the number of killings represents a 25-year high for the city. 

The recent spate of gun violence has caused much alarm locally, with Mayor Melvin Carter launching a series of community meetings to address the problem; the first was held at Central Baptist Church just days ago. 

Two more are scheduled; the city has more details on its website.

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