Maplewood resident killed in home invasion; police hunting suspect

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A man has been fatally shot in a suspected home invasion in Maplewood in the early hours of Saturday.

A statement from Maplewood police says the shooting was reported at around 4:45 a.m. on the 2200 block of Hazel Street.

A man is said to have forced his way into the home and got into an altercation with the 31-year-old resident. A shot was fired and the resident was later pronounced dead.

A woman who was also in the home at the time of the shooting was uninjured, and is being interviewed by investors.

According to the Pioneer Press, the woman heard male voices exchange words in the property, followed by a man's yell and a gunshot. The victim was found in the hallway leading to the bedroom.

Officers found "fresh pry marks" on the back door, the newspaper notes, with police saying the shooting does not appear to be random.

"There was some reason they came to this home," Police Chief Paul Schnell told the newspaper.

No details of the suspect are available. He fled the scene and is now being sought by police, who have used K-9 officers in the search.

Man dies in St. Paul shooting

Police in St. Paul are investigating a separate shooting death overnight, which is said to have happened on the 1100 block of West University Ave.

According to the Star Tribune, a man was found shot at around 2 a.m. and later died at Regions Hospital. A suspect has yet to be named or arrested.

The Pioneer Press reports the shooting happened in a parking lot outside Arnellia's bar, and there were believed to have been a number of people in and around the parking lot and bar at the time.

The victim's identity will be released at a later date.

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