South Minneapolis community gathers to remember woman, children killed in domestic-related shooting

Updated: December 03, 2019 02:29 PM

Tuesday, a Hennepin County Medical Examiner report could reveal additional information about a family shot and killed at its South Minneapolis home.

Friends, neighbors and police gathered Monday night to remember the lives cut short in those violent moments.


A memorial was put in place for a mother and her two sons, all of them gunned down Sunday morning. 

Woman, children killed in south Minneapolis domestic-related shooting identified

Police said the deaths were caused by domestic violence.

Community members held a vigil Monday night outside the Oakland Avenue home where Kjersten Schladetzky and her sons, 11-year-old William and 8-year-old Nelson, were shot.

Neighbors said the vigil was held to preserve the memory of the three family members.

Witnesses said the gunman was the boys' father and that he shot the boys out in the street before going inside and shooting Schladetzky.

Police said they also found the shooter with a self-inflicted wound.

Some in the community said it was time to take action against the violence.

"As a mother who fights against domestic violence, who stands strong against domestic violence, and who stands strong against gun violence, it doesn't matter to me what color you are, I'm going to show up, and I'm going to show out," Lisa Clemons said.

Court records show that Schladetzky and the boys' father were divorced and shared joint custody of their sons. Because it's an ongoing investigation, it could take some time before the circumstances become clear.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office officially released death reports for the family on Tuesday. According to the medical examiner, the boys died of multiple gunshot wounds, Kjersten died from multiple gunshot wounds and a stab wound to the chest. Their deaths were all classified as homicides. David Stout Schladetzky, 53, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the medical examiner said.

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