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Associated Press, Published April 19 2013

One arrested after student killed, 2 others injured in Shakopee shooting

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Police arrested one suspect and continued searching for two others Friday after gunfire in a Shakopee apartment left a high school student dead and two other people wounded.

A 27-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested, but investigators still were following leads on the other two male suspects, Shakopee police said.

Officers were called to a report of a shooting about 11 p.m. Thursday at the apartment in the suburb southwest of Minneapolis and arrived to find three victims had been shot.

Nineteen-year-old Marcos Antino Pantaleon was fatally wounded and pronounced dead at the scene. Pantaleon's 22-year-old brother and 17-year-old male cousin were wounded and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Three other people in the apartment, including a teenage girl, were not injured.

“There was a knock at the door. The door was answered. And shortly thereafter, a fight ensued with the three victims and the three suspects,” Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate said Friday. “At some point, gunfire took place and there were three people shot.”

Authorities were still investigating Friday. Tate said there was “some familiarity” between the victims and at least one of the suspects. He said the shooting was not random and there was no immediate threat to the community.

Tate said authorities haven't found anything to indicate the victims exchanged gunfire with the suspects, but the investigation was ongoing. Tate did not speculate on motive, but said the shooting did not appear to be gang-related.

The 22-year-old victim had been shot in the arm and chest. The 17-year-old was shot in the leg, Tate said. They were being treated at the hospital.

Pantaleon was a senior at Shakopee High School. In a statement, district superintendent Rod Thompson expressed sympathy to Pantaleon's family and friends, and said support staff was available to help staff and students who needed it.

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was assisting in the investigation.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.