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PICTURED: Woman killed in weekend shootout by three gunmen at Minneapolis bar that injured 14 others


A 27-year-old vet technician with ‘the biggest heart’ was identified Monday as the woman killed in a St. Paul, Minneapolis, bar shootout that injured 14 others. 

Marquisha ‘Kiki’ Wiley was fatally shot after being caught in a ‘hellish situation’ when three men opened fire outside the packed bar shortly after midnight Sunday, police said.

‘She has the biggest heart,’ Marquisha’s mother Beth Wiley told KARE 11. ‘She was a sweetheart.’

Police arrested three men in connection with the shooting near the Seventh Street Truck Bar, which left 14 others with non-life threatening injuries.

Police described the scene as ‘chaotic’.  

Marquisha ‘Kiki’ Wiley, 27, died October 10 after gunman opened fire outside a St. Paul, Minneapolis bar. The vet tech is being remembered for having the ‘biggest heart’

Friends and acquaintances payed tribute to her online, calling her 'an amazing vet tech'

Friends and acquaintances payed tribute to her online, calling her ‘an amazing vet tech’ 

‘There were gunshot wound victims lying in the street outside the bar, there were gunshot wound victims lying in the sidewalk outside the bar and there were gunshot wound victims lying on the floor inside the bar,’ police spokesman Steve Linders told Minnesota News Now reporters at the scene. 

A GoFundMe page that generated more than $15,000 for Wiley’s parents Monday was filled with tributes to the young victim.

‘Marquisha always was very friendly and nice,’ wrote one donor. ‘An amazing vet tech who loved animals and helping them.’

Said another: ‘The world needed her smile and charm 🙁 We are completely devastated for our lovely friends and all of Kiki’s family and friends, we lost a true Angel on earth!’ 

Police arrested Terry Lorenzo Brown, Jr., 33; Devondre Trevon Phillips, 29; and Jeffrey Orlando Hoffman, 32.

All three men appear to have extensive rap sheets in Saint Paul, according to court records. 

Brown’s previous charges date back to 2006 and include aggravated robbery, drug possession, domestic assault and violating a no contact order.

All of them men arrested in connection with the shootout appear to have criminal histories

All of them men arrested in connection with the shootout appear to have criminal histories

Some of the victims were hit in the ankles and arms, while others were more seriously injured

Some of the victims were hit in the ankles and arms, while others were more seriously injured

Phillips previous charges include driving with a suspended license, use of a fictitious name and date of birth, third degree DUI and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. 

Hoffman’s charges include second degree burglary, misdemeanor domestic assault, domestic abuse and violation of a protection order. 

The three men are being treated for injuries at a local hospital and will be booked into jail once they’re discharged, police say. 

Some of Sunday’s victims were hit in the ankles and arms, Linders said, while others were more seriously injured. 

Five investigators with the police department’s homicide unit are looking into the incident with patrol officers, the forensics services unit and the video management unit, police said in a statement posted Sunday at 7.44am.

A GoFundMe raised more than $15,000 Monday for Wiley's parents and funeral expenses

A GoFundMe raised more than $15,000 Monday for Wiley’s parents and funeral expenses

News outlets have identified the bar as the Seventh Street Truck Park

News outlets have identified the bar as the Seventh Street Truck Park, which hosts multiple food trucks in an indoor space

An Instagram video posted by user Boima under the handle @bfree2laugh shows people screaming and wailing as officers respond to the scene. 

‘We were just up in here. As soon as I walked in to go to my homeboy, I heard the shots fire. I guarantee you it was probably like 10 shots or so,’ he recounts behind the camera.

‘My instincts just got down on the ground and basically ducked down as slowly as possible, and then started to hit up my friends to see if they were good, and thank God, they’re good.’



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