3 dead, 1 in critical condition following incident in Roseville

3 dead, 1 in critical condition following incident in Roseville

3 dead, 1 in critical condition following incident in Roseville

Three men are dead and one is in critical condition after an incident in Roseville on Saturday in the early morning hours.

The initial report from the Roseville Police Department said officers were called to the 1600 block of Eldridge Avenue on a welfare check around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday.

There, law enforcement entered a unit in an apartment building where they quickly found three men dead, all with gunshot and stab wounds, lying on the ground, and a fourth man with a “severe laceration to his neck,” said Deputy Chief Joe Adams in an update late Saturday afternoon.

The injured man was brought to the hospital in critical condition, where he remained as of Saturday afternoon, but is expected to survive, Deputy Chief Adams said, attributing the expected outcome to the ‘heroic efforts” of officers, the Roseville Fire Department and Allina paramedics.

“At this time, we haven’t been able to communicate with him to get any more information as to the events from last night,” he continued.

Adams did not confirm any details about how they were killed or hurt. Adams only said officers are not looking for any additional suspects and believe that the four men — including one still in the hospital — are the only ones involved. They all knew each other ahead of time, the Deputy Chief confirmed. 

“We do believe that everybody that’s involved is accounted for,” he said. “It’s just a matter of continuing the investigation to try and figure out who is responsible for the deaths of everybody and the injuries.”

The incident shocked some neighbors in surrounding apartment buildings who woke up to squad cars and caution tape. At least a couple dozen loved ones of the deceased gathered behind the police line, watching and holding each other as the Medical Examiner brought out three body bags on a stretcher Saturday afternoon.

“There are three different families, including mine,” said Cha Vang. 

Vang said his youngest brother is among the deceased.

“It’s sad, it’s unexpected. It’s awful,” he reacted. I cannot talk, I cannot say anything else. It’s unbelievable. Devastating.

“And he’s a good guy. But I don’t know what happened. It started last night. It must be — He invited his friends over, and they must’ve had some kind of drink,” he mused, before concluding, “I don’t know. At this point, we don’t know.”

Investigators do not believe there is any ongoing risk to the public posed by the incident, Adams said.

“I know the family is tragically upset by the senseless incident,” he said, adding, “We will work tirelessly — the Roseville Police Department will work tirelessly with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to find the answers for everybody, the answers that they deserve.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Roseville Police Department.