- Associated Press - Friday, September 30, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - One man and two teenagers were found dead Friday and a woman was critically injured after a shooting in a south Minneapolis apartment that appears to have been an incident of domestic violence, police said.

The shooting happened around 7 a.m. in an area near Lake Nokomis. Police say they arrived to find a man, and a boy and girl in their early teens had been shot and killed. The woman was wounded and taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Her condition was not released.

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office will release the names of the dead, along with the cause and nature of their deaths.

Police did not immediately disclose the relationships among the victims, nor have they said who shot whom.

Officer Corey Schmidt said authorities are not searching for suspects and there is no public threat.

The Star Tribune reported that the area rarely sees violent crime, and police department records show the neighborhood’s last homicide happened in 2012.

Police chaplains went to the apartment building to help residents and first responders deal with what happened.

Officers planned to head into the neighborhood Saturday to talk with residents and distribute information about domestic violence.

On Friday, Gov. Mark Dayton issued a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Minnesota, in keeping with an annual national initiative. Two bridges across the Mississippi River will be lit up in purple on Saturday to honor the survivors and victims of domestic violence.

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