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Three people were killed in Minnesota shooting by a man charged with murder

In a weekend shooting that killed three people and injured two, a Minneapolis man has been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

In a St. Paul duplex on Sept. 4, 41-year-old Antonio Dupree Wright walked in, raised a gun, and started shooting people. He first shot 44-year-old Maisha Spaulding while she sat on a couch, a probable cause statement states. Angelica Gonzales, 33, was shot in the face, while Cory Freeman, 42, was shot as he attempted to flee. A total of three people died.

One of the men who survived, identified as SA, said Wright is a heroin dealer who has been paranoid and believed he was being tracked by federal authorities. SA told police that Wright has a connection to the Vice Lords and to Chicago, and thought the people he shot were snitching on him, according to a statement of probable cause.

Wright, who was wearing a ski mask, kept shooting others in the duplex, prosecutors said. A man and woman were found outside with gunshot wounds, and another man had rolled under a couch during the attack and survived, according to the complaint.

After being extradited to Minnesota, Wright is expected to make his first appearance in Ramsey County District Court after being arrested in Chicago on Wednesday. Wright's attorney was not immediately available to comment.

10 Sep 2022


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