MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A girl is useless and greater than a dozen others are injured after a mass shooting early Sunday morning in a busy St. Paul business district.
It occurred at Seventh Road Truck Park, a preferred bar on West Seventh Road close to downtown. Companies have been struggling alongside the thoroughfare in the course of the pandemic, however have lastly been getting right into a groove once more as occasions have been coming again and bringing life again to St. Paul.
Patrick Boemer owns Patrick McGovern’s Pub throughout the road.
“I’m not surprised, however I actually was shocked since you simply don’t, you simply don’t see issues like this occur in St. Paul,” Boemer mentioned. “My response was disappointment as a result of I’ve been right here 40 years, and in 40 years I’ve by no means seen something like this.”
Simply final month, metropolis leaders introduced that crime was at its lowest level over the past 5 12 months. Cossetta’s proprietor Dave Cossetta says enterprise homeowners alongside West Seventh have been making an attempt to deal with security amid rising issues over the past 12 months.
“All people’s heartbroken, particularly … folks which have been right here a very long time,” Cossetta mentioned. “We actually would love the administration to start out addressing these items. All of us, the residents and the enterprise homeowners, it’s heartbreaking.”
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter launched an announcement, saying half: “Our neighborhood is devastated by the surprising scenes from final evening. As our St. Paul officers work to deliver these accountable for these mindless acts into custody, our work to construct extra proactive and complete public security methods is extra pressing than ever.”
Minneapolis companies have felt the influence of patrons feeling unsafe to come back downtown, leaving some questioning if St. Paul may expertise an analogous impact from this mass capturing.
“No one needs to be ready the place they’re not protected,” Boemer mentioned.