2 preteen boys, 2 adults confirmed dead in domestic-related shooting

Updated: December 02, 2019 02:54 PM

Police have confirmed two preteen boys, an adult man and an adult woman were shot and killed Sunday morning in south Minneapolis in what appears to be a domestic-related homicide.

Minneapolis police officers responded to a call of shots fired that was quickly upgraded to a shooting around 10 a.m. at a house near Oakland Avenue South and 28th Street East. They found two boys outside who were suffering from gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene.


A SWAT team surrounded the house where a man believed to be the gunman was inside.

Police were later able to get inside the house where they found one adult man, believed to be the gunman, and one adult woman deceased. 

It is the third homicide since Thanksgiving Day, two of which are said to be domestic-related Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder said in a news conference.

"From the officers that dealt directly with the children to the officers that made the conscious decision to run into what could have been a line of fire and put themselves at risk — to grab those two children, put them in a squad car and drive away, this is something that will live with them forever," Elder said.

Some people were evacuated from their homes and others had to get around the crime scene.

Those attending Open Door Church Sunday morning saw the police activity and streets closed.

People in the church prayed for the lives lost.

"Oh Jesus Lord," church memeber Nicole Young said. "Help them Jesus. This is devastating." 

Minneapolis Police brought out a chaplin to the scene to help the officers and neighbors dealing with the loss. 

On Monday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said the following statement on Twitter regarding the incident:

"Gun violence and domestic violence are a scourge on American life. This weekend, Minneapolis felt the painful sting of both. As our community processes this senseless loss of life, policymakers must resolve to do everything possible to curb gun violence and keep our city safe."

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