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Police: Father, Son Dead After Fight In Brooklyn Center

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a father and son in Brooklyn Center are dead after a fight escalated in what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police responded to the 1300 block of 72nd Avenue North at about 1 a.m. Monday after a report of a domestic dispute at a residence.

When authorities arrived, a father and son had gotten into a fight and gunshots were heard before police arrived. Authorities learned upon arrival that the son had shot and killed his father in the residence before going in the downstairs of the home and taking his own life.

Police said the son’s mother was also shot in the arm, but she is expected to survive. Police say she was previously married to the older victim.

Authorities said there were no previous issues at the home where the incident happened.

The names and ages of the victims have not been released.

Police say there is no danger to the public and the incident is still under investigation.

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