The death of two children and an adult man in a south Minneapolis apartment last month has been classified as a murder-suicide, according to reports released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office.
The shooting occurred on the 5400 block of 34th Avenue South on the morning of Sept. 30. Officers responding to the scene found two children and a man who had been shot to death and a woman who'd been injured.
Luis Eduardo Ronquillo Alvarado, 39, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner's office.
Luis Ronquillo, 13, and Nahiliy Ronquillo, 10, were both identified by the medical examiner's office as homicide victims. They both died after being shot in the head.
Richfield Public Schools confirmed that Nahily was in fifth grade and Luis was in eighth grade. The woman who was injured in the apartment, Maria Romero, was identified by the district as their mother.
The medical examiner's report said that all three victims lived in the same apartment, but it's not clear what Alvarado's relationship was to the children.
At the time of the shooting, a spokesperson for the Minneapolis Police Department said they believed there was no threat to the public following the shooting and that police were not looking for suspects.
Police later said that investigators believe the shooting was a "likely a domestic related homicide." A neighbor told MPR News that a man in the building shot his girlfriend, two children and then himself.