UPDATE: 4 dead, including 2 boys, in south Minneapolis shooting

It sparked a standoff throughout Sunday.
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UPDATE 4:25 P.M.

A man, a woman, and two pre-teen boys have died in south Minneapolis on Sunday, in what is an apparent murder-suicide.

The bodies of the boys were found on Sunday morning, sparking a standoff with police after the suspected shooter went into a home on the 2700 block of Oakland Avenue South.

Another victim, apparently injured, was also believed to be on the property. A woman's body was then taken from the house on Sunday afternoon.

The man's body was recovered shortly after, with the Star Tribune, citing emergency dispatch audio, reporting the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Minneapolis PD spokesman John Elder told media that it's the third domestic-related homicide in the city since Thanksgiving Day.

11:30 A.M.

Two boys have been shot dead on Sunday morning, with police and SWAT teams negotiating with the suspect.

The incident happened on the 2700 block of Oakland Avenue South, with shots reported around 10 a.m., Minneapolis police said.

Two boys were confirmed dead at the scene after being found in the front yard, with the suspect barricading themselves in a house .

There's potentially another victim at the scene. At this stage it's not clear if anyone else is in the house.

Citing dispatch audio, the Star Tribune reports that the boy's father is possibly the suspect.

The situation continues to develop. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

There is currently a perimeter around the property, located a short distance from the American-Swedish Institute on Park Avenue.

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