MPR News AM Update: A tragedy in south Minneapolis

Law enforcement authorities work at the scene of a shooting
Law enforcement authorities work at the scene of a shooting and possible hostage situation in south Minneapolis on Sunday.
Jon Collins | MPR News

Updated: 9:49 a.m.

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Four people are dead after a tense day in Minneapolis. The victims include two children as well as a man and a woman. Several homes near the 2700 block of Oakland Avenue South, where police were called, were evacuated. Police are investigating and say there’s no danger to the public.

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Correction (Dec. 2, 2019): An earlier version of this article misidentified Oakland Avenue South. The article has been updated.

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