At least 3 officials fatally shot in Burnsville, Minnesota

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Authorities in Burnsville, Minnesota said Sunday that at least two police officers and a paramedic were fatally shot after receiving reports of domestic abuse, as Governor Tim Walz expressed his grief and extended support to the victims’ families.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), the shooter was also dead, without revealing his cause of death.

In a statement released on X — formerly called Twitter — the Governor said that authorities were “responding to a call of a family in danger.”

He also stated that other officials were also injured, as well.

“We must never take for granted the bravery and sacrifices our first responders make each and every day,” Walz said in a statement on X.

“Today, the families of these public servants received the call they knew was possible but hoped would never come. My heart is with those grieving families – the State of Minnesota stands ready to support in any way we can. This is a tragic loss for our state.”

Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to an incident after reports of first responders involved in a “domestic-related shooting,” according to the agency.

“There is an active scene,” Burnsville Communications and Community Engagement Director Carissa Larsen told CNN Sunday morning.

“Please keep Burnsville Police Dept in your prayers this morning,” Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O’Hara said on X.

Jim Mortenson, executive director of the Law Enforcement Labor Services union, told CNN: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the officers and first responder who responded to a domestic call this morning.”

In a statement, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said she and her husband are praying for the officers.

“They were doing their jobs. They were protecting our community. John and I are praying for them and their families and the Burnsville P.D. this morning,” Klobuchar said.

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