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Driver dies after calling 911 to say he had been shot

December 17, 2020 GMT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man died early Thursday after calling 911 to report that he had been shot while driving down a main thoroughfare in St. Paul, according to police.

The man made the call for help just before 10 p.m. Wednesday after driving down University Avenue and being struck in the chest by a gunshot, officials said.

Officers arrived a short time later and began attempts to save the man. Paramedics rushed him to Regions Hospital where he died.

Members of the police department’s homicide, forensic services and video management units collected evidence and looked for video cameras in the area that may have recorded the shooting.


Preliminary information indicates the victim may have been shot by someone in another vehicle, police said. No arrests have been made.

The Ramsey County medical examiner will conduct an autopsy to positively identify the victim and determine an exact cause of death.

The shooting death is the 32nd homicide in the city this year.