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St. Paul police investigating 2 shootings on Sunday night

Two people were injured in separate shootings and are expected to survive.

Police are investigating two shootings in St. Paul Sunday night, one that happened near the State Capitol and another near Prosperity Heights. 

According to St. Paul police, an officer on patrol outside of Regions Hospital saw a van come "squealing" into the parking lot at a "high rate of speed" around 10:18 p.m. 

There were several people in the van, including a 25-year-old man who was suffering from "a couple" gunshot wounds to his left leg. He told police the shooting happened near Rice Street and Sherburne Avenue. 

The victim is expected to survive, police said, but he is not cooperating with the investigation. 

Police checked the area where the victim said the shooting happened and found 12 casings. No arrests have been made.

Shooting near Prosperity Heights

In a separate incident, police responded to the Taco Bell on the 1400 block of White Bear Avenue at 11:07 p.m. where he found two people passed out in the front seats of a vehicle that was blocking the drive-through lane. 

When the officer woke them up, the 31-year-old man who was asleep in the passenger's seat fled with a gun. 

Police set up a perimeter and used a K-9 to track him, but he was gone. The driver, a 51-year-old man, was identified as the passenger's uncle. 

A little more than two hours later, police were called to the 1300 block of Prosperity Avenue after the 51-year-old man was shot in the chest and abdomen. The suspect – the 31-year-old man from the drive-through – is wanted in connection to the shooting after he evaded arrest again. 

The victim, the suspect's uncle, is expected to survive. 

Note: Some of the details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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