Bloomington police: 3 people dead in apparent murder-suicide

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“This appears to be a tragic murder-suicide for some people who at this point appeared to have some business, financial dealings," said Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges, pictured here in December.
Matt Sepic | MPR News 2022

Bloomington police say three people were found dead in a parked pickup truck in the city on Wednesday night, in an apparent murder-suicide.

The truck was found at a business parking lot at France Place, on the northeast side of the Interstate 494-France Avenue interchange.

In an update Thursday morning, Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said the people who died were a father and son, and a male “business associate.” An earlier statement from police said they were all adults.

“There is no danger to the public,” Hodges said. “This appears to be a tragic murder-suicide for some people who at this point appeared to have some business, financial dealings.”

Hodges said none of the three were from Bloomington. Their names have not been released.

Police responded to the parking lot at about 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, after a caller reported seeing someone slumped over inside the truck. Hodges said officers then found the three people inside the truck, all with gunshot wounds.

Bloomington police said it’s an ongoing investigation, but they are not looking for anyone else involved in the incident.

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