Cars drove down St. Paul's Grand Avenue trading gunfire [PHOTO]

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Last night, this intersection was the site of a Bruegger's, a North Face, and a shootout.
Think dudes like Clark Griffith are the main thing you need to be wary of during evening strolls down Grand Avenue? Think again.

SEE ALSO: There were some very weird police calls in St. Paul last weekend

Yesterday, a woman walking her dog around 8 p.m. stopped to call cops from the corner of Grand Avenue and Avon Street after two cars raced by her trading gunfire.

From the Pioneer Press:
The woman, who was walking her dog, believed she was being shot at. But police believe the occupants of the cars -- both eastbound on Grand -- were more likely firing at each other.

"There is nothing at all to suggest this woman was a target," police Cmdr. Steve Frazier said.

Police found seven bullet casings at the intersection from two different handgun types -- 9 mm and .40-caliber -- suggesting two different shooters. Witnesses, meanwhile, said shots were fired from both cars.
The cars turned north on Avon and sped away. No arrests were made and police don't have much to work with in terms of descriptions of the suspects or the cars they were driving, the PiPress reports.

:::: UPDATE ::::

A reader named Annie Langenfeld sent along this photo taken from a balcony off Avon just after the shooting was reported:

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Annie Langenfeld

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25 comments
Kate McGuire
Kate McGuire

Looks like we'll all have to start packing so we can feel safer...NOT! Don't get me going on guns!

anon
anon

what the fuck good are all the cc cameras all over the city if they can't even help find these cars????

Aaron Courteau
Aaron Courteau

You see what happens when St. Paul tries to be like Minneapolis??? Be careful what you wish for. ;-)

Stephanie Schultz
Stephanie Schultz

I work a block away from there and it's funny how when a change in the weather occurs everyone says something about it. Yet this happens and not a single person mentioned it.

Mary Schneider
Mary Schneider

Yikes! I will never again visit my friends there. Oh right, wrong street. But nevertheless goodbye Cooks of Crocus hill.

Chris L Nerlien
Chris L Nerlien

Please realize this kind of thing happens in other parts of the Twin Cities on a regular basis.

gangrenousjaundice
gangrenousjaundice

that lady would have been so much safer had there been many, many more guns present

Eric TheCapn
Eric TheCapn

The gang battle for control of the coveted Anthropologie territory rages on.

kezaezy
kezaezy

And in other news, 'baby shot in north Minneapolis.'

It's guns, folks. Guns in the hands of humans.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Kate McGuire How's that fishing expedition going for you?

really
really

@kezaezy It's criminals, shitty police, and a citizenry that refuses to take responsibility for itself. 

Onan
Onan

@really @kezaezy "a citizenry that refuses to take responsibility for itself. "

Uh, what? Are we all supposed to be packing and then start blasting away when we see the baddies?

derpaderp
derpaderp

@Onan @really @kezaezy 


Yes you twit.  Shoot the shit out of the bad people and the problem will resolve itself you fucking dense moron.

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