Updated: 8:50 p.m. | Posted: 5:56 p.m.
St. Paul police are looking for a shooting suspect after a man died in a second floor office in the building that houses the restaurant, W.A. Frost & Company.
Police say the man was found with apparent gunshot wounds after 4 p.m. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
As squad cars blocked the intersections of a stretch of Selby Avenue between Virginia Street and Western Avenue, people were evacuated from the large historic building and moved across the street. The neighborhood a few blocks from the St. Paul Cathedral is popular with restaurant, coffeehouse and bar-goers.
Some businesses decided to close for a time, police said.
"This neighborhood is a very safe neighborhood. People can feel confident coming down here," said St. Paul police spokesperson Sgt. Mike Ernster.
"This was an isolated, non-random incident."
Police are asking anyone with information leading to the suspect to contact them.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is working to determine an exact cause of death.