Tragedy in south Minneapolis in what police call domestic-related triple murder-homicide

Two of the victims are preteen boys

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December 02, 2019 - 4:45 am

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Four people, including two preteen children, died of gunshot wounds in south Minneapolis on Sunday in what police are calling a "domestic related incident."

SWAT team members surrounded the home on the 2700 block of Oakland Avenue South for about five hours.

When they arrived following a report of shots fired, they found the two boys wounded outside a house.

Officials say officers dodged gunfire when they went to get the children, who later died from their injuries.

Police used a robot to take video inside the home before going inside, where they found the bodies of the woman and man.

“My heart and the hearts of the Minneapolis Police Department goes out to our victims and our victims family members,” said Minneapolis police chief Medaria Arradondo. “Anytime we lose our community members, in particular our children to such violence, it makes us all feel very horrible. And today’s a very sad day for our city.”

They believe the man shot the woman and children before shooting himself to death.

The identifies of the victims have not yet been released.

Police say they are not looking for any additional suspects.

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