By Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - St. Paul police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 61-year-old woman found in the backyard of an east side home.

Officers were called to a residence shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday by the victim’s daughter who said her mother had been shot in the head.

First responders found the victim unresponsive in the backyard. She could not be revived, the Star Tribune reported.

Family members who came to the home identified the victim as Theresa Janis. Relatives said Janis lived in the home with her daughter and grandchildren, ages 3, 4 and 5.

The children were at the home at the time of the shooting, but it’s unclear what they may have seen or heard, family members said.

Police are looking for a suspect.

The death is the second homicide this week in St. Paul and the 21st of the year.

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