St. Paul man shot in chest in Maplewood

Around midnight on June 4, a man was accidentally shot in the chest in the 300 block of Larpenteur Avenue in Maplewood. 

Saldana Irving, a 21-year-old from St. Paul, was taken to Regions Hospital and, as of June 4, was in critical condition, according to a Maplewood Police Department statement.

A 20-year-old Maplewood man was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm and booked into Ramsey County Jail the morning of June 4. 

Though the investigation is ongoing, police say preliminary findings indicate the shooting was an accident. 

“There is not a threat to public safety,” police said.


—Solomon Gustavo

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