1 dead in Maple Grove park, police suspect 'criminal activity'

The male's body was discovered just before 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.
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Police have launched a death investigation after a man was found dead in a Maple Grove park Tuesday morning. 

According to Maple Grove Police Department, officers were sent to Lakeview Knolls Park on a report of an unconscious male at 6:23 a.m., and upon arrival the male was pronounced dead. 

Officers determined that "scene circumstances indicate criminal activity," and later revealed that the male victim was shot and killed. 

The park and the parking lot of Emmanuel Church, located on the southeast side of Lakeview Knolls Park, have been closed until further notice. 

Investigators are canvassing the scene and working with the Hennepin County Crime Lab and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. 

"This is an open and active investigation and it appears isolated with no threat to the public," police said. 

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