Joseph John Sanchez shot dead in St. Paul

Joseph John Sanchez, 28, is the man who was shot dead yesterday in St. Paul's Payne-Phalen neighborhood. This is the 17th murder in St. Paul this year. Police have not yet arrested anyone. [jump]

Sanchez was shot multiple times at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, most likely in the alley near Payne and Jessamine. His body was found outside of a home in the 1100 block of Payne Avenue. Several residents nearby called 911 about the shooting.

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St. Paul police have identified two suspects, and say they think the murder victim was in a running feud with at least one of the suspects.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has information should call the Robbery-Homicide Unit at 651-266-5650.