ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Police say three teenagers were injured Friday evening in an apparent drive-by shooting at a funeral reception for the teenagerat Harding High School earlier this month.
The victims -- ages 14, 16, and 17 -- were attending the funeral reception for Devin Scott, 15, at El Rio Vista Rec Center, also known as the Wellstone Center, on St. Paul's west side when shots rang out around 7:45 p.m., Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher said.
The victims were all taken to Regions Hospital with apparent non-life-threatening injuries.
The St. Paul Police Department says someone fired shots into the rec center from a passing white sedan. Shortly after, a car with a similar description crashed into another vehicle on the 400 block of Clinton Avenue.
Police say two men ran from the scene of the crash. Officers searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.
It is under investigation whether the vehicle involved in the crash was the same as the one involved in the shooting.
Officers stopped a 16-year-old boy with a handgun running away from the area of the shooting and arrested him. Police are investigating what role he may have played in the shooting.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call investigators at 651-266-5650.
The rec center reopened on Saturday, with scheduled events proceeding as planned.
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