Victim identified in fatal shooting in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood

Police respond to a deadly shooting December 9 in St. Paul. (Photo credit St. Paul Police)

The St. Paul Police Department has identified the victim who was killed in a shooting in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood Sunday evening as Taishawn Smith, 19, of St. Paul. 

Shortly after 9 p.m., officers patrolling the neighborhood heard multiple gunshots near the intersection of Payne Avenue and Jessamine Avenue East. Upon arrival, they found two victims in a vehicle. 

Both victims were taken to Regions Hospital. Smith died from his injuries. The other victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

The shooting remains under investigation.