Police in St. Paul, Minnesota arrested three males after killing one young woman and injuring at least 14 others in a shooting at a bar early Sunday.
Officials said three people, namely Terry Lorenzo Brown Jr., 33, Devondre Trevon Phillips, 29, and Jeffrey Orlando Hoffman, 32, were allegedly involved in the commotion in a West Seventh Street pub Sunday morning.These three individuals are now being held in jail at a hospital, according to police. The injuries they sustained during the event are being addressed. ABC News (via MSN News) said all three suspects will be placed into the Ramsey City prison and await a charging decision once they are released. The investigation is still ongoing. According to authorities, no more information is available at this time.
Police Thrown Into A Horrible Scenario During Shooting
St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell recounted the victims’ scurrying for shelter earlier Sunday.
In a statement obtained by NBC News, Axtell claimed the commotion thrown them into a terrible scenario in an instant. They have the finest investigators in the nation, according to Axtell. He further said that they would not stop till the perpetrators of this lunacy are apprehended.”
According to the police department, officers arrived at around 12:15 a.m. local time and discovered a “chaotic situation,” according to the police department.
Officials declared a woman in her twenties dead on the spot. Meanwhile, 14 other individuals who responders transported to nearby hospitals are likely to survive.
According to the statement, a motive has yet to be established.
Witness Narrates Commotion In St. Paul Bar Shooting
Peter Mazalewski, a DJ at the Seventh Street Truck Park, an indoor food truck and bar with live music and dancing, says there are usually warning signals when the atmosphere of a party is ready to change.
But that wasn’t the case early Sunday morning, when bullets pierced the air and tragically ended the celebration, he added.
Mazalewski stated that everyone was having a good time and singing along. Mazalewski, whose stage name is Peter Parker, told CNN that he heard gunshots but no disputes or fights at 12:15 a.m.. He said that everyone had fallen to the ground. While they were still filming, he claimed he had to reach up and turn off the music. The music, he reasoned, would add to the pandemonium.
Mazalewski, who works every Saturday at the Truck Park, claimed he fell to the ground and shielded his eyes. When he opened them again, he discovered four or five individuals on the floor. He said that he would no longer be able to play albums in that room. He also said that he did not feel at ease having fun there again.