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19-year-old shot dead near the State Capitol

It's the 13th homicide of the year in St. Paul.
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A young man was shot and killed near the Capitol this weekend.

The shooting happened in the middle of the day Saturday, around 4 p.m., a news release from the St. Paul Police Department says.

Officers were called to the 200-block of Aurora Avenue, where they found an adult male with a gunshot wound. Paramedics were called to the scene, and pronounced the victim dead.

On Sunday, St. Paul police tweeted that they'd arrested one suspect in the shooting.

The department is still investigating and hasn't provided any other details at this time. Anyone with information should call 651-266-5650.

Authorities haven't given the man's name yet, but the Star Tribune says family and friends identified him as 19-year-old Da’Seion Pugh of St. Paul. He was a graduate of Oakdale’s Tartan Senior High School who was preparing for community college, a friend told the paper.

Pugh's stepmom told the Pioneer Press he was the oldest of eight children, and that he liked to draw, play sports, and listen to music.

“It’s senseless. He wasn’t a troublemaking child. Not to say that people deserve it, but he wasn’t out here asking for this. He didn’t deserve it," Char Funches told the paper.

Investigators said they don’t believe the shooting was random. It's the 13th homicide of the year in St. Paul.

The shooting happened at the same spot where another man was fatally shot back in April.

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