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Young man found dead in West St. Paul apartment, hunt for suspect underway

The discovery was made at an apartment complex on Tuesday morning.

Police are hunting for the shooter responsible for a young man's death in West St. Paul Tuesday morning.

West St. Paul police were called to the Oakdale Terrace apartment complex at 1940 Oakdale Avenue around 11 a.m., after a report of a shooting.

When they arrived, they found the 21-year-old man dead in the apartment. A friend who had gone there to visit him found the body.

Police are describing the man's death as a "suspicious shooting" and haven't officially identified him.

But family told FOX 9 the victim is Lawrence Renfro, and say he was shot to death.

The TV station also says that a toddler was found inside the apartment when police arrived, though it's not clear if they were in the apartment when the shooting happened.

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