Authorities in Minneapolis had declared it a “hostage state” after police declined to arrive in a gunman, known as an adult man, who stayed within the home.
A police spokesperson, John Elder, advised that officers responding to a report of shots shot Sunday morning detected 2 preteen boys who’d been struck by gunfire outside a home south of fundamental Minneapolis.
Through a previous briefing, Elder told the children were playing in the snow if they had been taken, though he afterwards clarified he was not assured of exactly what they were doing outdoors.
The kids were later declared dead within the officers’ group cars, he advised.
Neighbors were eliminated and hostage negotiator and a SWAT team were delivered to the scene,” Elder informed, adding that police used a robot using a camera to try and better evaluate what was happening within the home.
After many failed attempts to make it to the gunman, strategic officers entered the house at two p.m., he advised. They found that a dead adult guy, considered to be the defendant, and a girl who’d been shot.
Elder advised that it appeared the woman was struck by the gunfire surfaced by officials previously.
The connection involving the victims and the defendant wasn’t very clear. Elder didn’t offer any extra details regarding why authorities believe it was a national violence-related.