EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP/WCCO) – Eden Prairie police found a woman and a man dead Saturday in a shooting that prompted the evacuation of an apartment building for several hours.
Investigators weren’t immediately able to say whether the deaths were a murder-suicide or double-homicide, police spokeswoman Katie Bengtson said. But authorities are not looking for suspects, she added.
A resident of the Eden Place Apartments called 911 about 7 a.m. Saturday to report shots being fired in another unit. The Eden Prairie SWAT team and officers from other nearby suburban departments responded and surrounded the building.
Officers went door-to-door to evacuate all the 63 other units in the building as a precaution, Bengtson said.
No shots were fired after police arrived, she said, and attempts to reach the people inside the unit were unsuccessful.
Lt. Greg Weber says police found a woman’s body in the apartment late Saturday morning and later used a Bloomington bomb squad robot to find a man’s body. They also located weapons, but added that she couldn’t confirm what type.