St. Paul police investigating early morning shooting death

- St. Paul police are investigating after an early morning shooting near Lafond Avenue and Dale Street North left one person dead.

Around 5 a.m., officers responded to the area on a report of a fight. When they arrived, they found a man lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to Regions Hospital where he later died.

Fox 9 spoke with the man's family, saying he was in his 20's and worked in the area. His relatives say he had been trying to break up a fight when he was shot.

Investigators spoke with several witnesses and no arrests have yet been made.

This is St. Paul's 18th murder so far in 2017.

During a press briefing, St. Paul Police told media that in the spring, shots fired had increased 75 percent. Throughout 2017, 1,100 shots were fired within city limits.

 Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at 651-266-5650. 

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