Burnsville, Minn., shooting: 2 police officers, 1 firefighter killed, officials say

Two police officers and a firefighter were shot and killed in a Minnesota city Sunday morning after responding to a “domestic-related shooting,” authorities said.

Governor Tim Walls confirmed the death on social media, Other officers were injured in the shooting, though it was unclear how many more.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, also a Democrat from Minnesota He confirmed the firing On social media. “They were doing their job,” he wrote. “They protected our community.”

Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Its agents from St. Paul said They were responding to a “domestic-related shooting” in Burnsville, a city of nearly 64,000 people about 16 miles south of Minneapolis.

No further details were available on what led to the shooting.

State Representative Jim Nash, said on social media“My heart is heavy for the families of these officers, the Burnsville community and our country because this topic is not unique.”

The Burnsville Police Department referred inquiries to a city spokeswoman, who said a news conference was scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

Video from local television showed a heavy police presence at the scene. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety said it is working with local authorities on the investigation.

On Facebook, the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, “Our Law Enforcement Community Heartbroken.”

“We are devastated at the terrible loss,” it said.

The Police Officers Association of Minneapolis, the police union in nearby Minneapolis, said on Facebook“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Burnsville Police Department, the families and colleagues of the fallen police officers and paramedics.”

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