MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities are investigating after an adult male and a child were found dead inside a residence in southern Minnesota Sunday afternoon.
Faribault police were called at about 1:44 p.m. along with the Rice County Sheriff’s Office to a residence on the 2500 block of Hulett Avenue. A neighbor had called 911 to report they could see a man lying in the entryway through a window in the home.READ MORE: 'I Just Want To Meet The Guy': Mountain Biker's Life Saved By Off-Duty Doctor On Minnesota Trail
When officers arrived, they forced entry into the home and found a man dead lying on the floor of the residence. They also found a child dead in another part of the home. Officers inside the residence also discovered a firearm next to the adult male. Officers had to force entry as the doors of the home were locked. It’s believed that the man and child were the lone residents of the home.READ MORE: Police Response Prompts Closure Of I-694 In The North Metro
Authorities have not identified either the man or the child. Police and investigators are interviewing neighbors and are seeking anyone who might have additional information about the deaths. An initial investigation shows that there does not appear to by any danger to the public.MORE NEWS: Calling North Mpls. A ‘War Zone,’ 26 Residents Send Open Letter To Gov. Requesting State Troopers Or Nat’l Guard
The Faribault Police Department is investigating the incident with assistance from the Rice County Sheriff’s Office.