RENÉE JONES SCHNEIDER, STAR TRIBUNE Gallery: Investigators processed the chaotic scene of a multiple shooting at the bar Truck Park in St. Paul, Minn., that happened after midnight on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

According to Kim Hyatt of the Star Tribune, the St. Paul Police Department has arrested three men ages 33, 32, and 29 in connection with the mass shooting.  It’s unclear why the triggermen decided to open fire; but around 14 people were injured, in addition to Wiley’s death.

A famous local DJ named Peter Parker was MCing the event when he turned the music down after hearing the gun blasts.  Parker, told Hyatt, “I’ve never had anybody shoot inside a party ever, especially in a place we felt was a very safe place….my heart is broken for the girl who died.”

As soon as partygoers discovered the sound was rapid gunfire, sheer terror took over and they scattered around in search of shelter, while others managed to call 911 from within the cub.   In a statement, St. Paul Chief of Police Todd Axtell called the shooting a “hellish situation.” Police spokesman Steve Linders said authorities were examining the cub’s security footage as they gathered more information. 

DJ Peter Parker works a show at Seventh Street Truck Park in St. Paul on Saturday evening, October 9, about 10 minutes before gunfire broke out.

In the past, parts of St. Paul had a reputation for being unruly. However, the city has spent millions renovating, such as building high-end apartments and condos near Truck Park.  The shooting took place near the Xcel Energy Center, a venue where mega musicians have performed, and the home of the hockey team Minnesota Wild.

St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter said in a statement that members of the community “[are] devastated by the shocking scene from last night.”

Wildey’s death is the 32nd homicide in St. Paul this year. In 2020, the city matched its one-year record with 34 homicides, the same number as 1992.

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