ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) - A woman was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in St. Paul Wednesday night.
Police say a call came in around 8:45 p.m. that a person had been shot on the 1100 block of Bush Avenue.
When officers arrived, they found a woman lying in the backyard of a home, unconscious and not breathing. They also located some people inside the home, including children.
Officers attempted to render aid to the victim, as did responding medics from the St. Paul Fire Department, but they pronounced the woman dead at the scene. She has been identified as 61-year-old Teresa A. Bearribs of St. Paul.
“At that point, we initiated a homicide investigation,” said Steve Linders of the St. Paul Police Department. “So, our homicide investigators were called in, our forensic services unit, our video management unit and our patrol officers cordoned off a scene here to protect the integrity of the evidence.”
The investigation in ongoing and no arrests have been made.
This case marks the 21st homicide of the year. At this point last year, there were only 12 homicides.
“We know as a community we’re united and we’re galvanized in finding the people who are carrying illegally possessed guns in our city and pulling the trigger,” said Linders.