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Police: 18-Year-Old Shot, Killed While Driving In St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- St. Paul police say an 18-year-old man is dead in one of three separate fatal shootings in the city over the weekend.

According to St. Paul police, the shooting took place Sunday at around 8:45 p.m. on East 7th Street and Mounds Boulevard in the Dayton's Bluff neighborhood. Officers responded to the report of shots fired and found a male victim, believed to be in his late teens, suffering from a gunshot wound inside a vehicle.

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The victim, who was unconscious but breathing, was taken to Regions Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police say the victim, an 18-year-old man, was driving an SUV when someone in another vehicle began shooting. He was struck by gunfire, but no other passengers were hit.

Police said that preliminary information indicated that the shooting may have been related to a road rage incident, but further investigation ruled that out.

"It appears the shooting stemmed from a dispute that occurred earlier in the evening at another location," police said.

No arrests have yet been made in connection to the shooting as police investigate and interview witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police's homicide unit at 651-266-5650.

The shooting marks the city's 21st homicide. It was also one of three deadly shootings that occurred in the city over the weekend.

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