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2 dead after shootings in Plymouth, police suspect domestic violence


One person was found dead in the street, and another was found dead after an officer-involved shooting in Plymouth Friday night.

During a news conference Saturday afternoon, officials said there was a relationship between the two people and that domestic violence played a role.

The incident started around 9:14 p.m. Friday near the intersection of County Road 9 and Northwest Boulevard in Plymouth, where police found a woman with a gunshot wound dead, Plymouth Police Chief Mike Goldstein said, according to KARE 11.

That victim hasn't been identified.

About four minutes later, a man with a long gun was reported at an apartment complex at 5200 Annapolis Lane North, Goldstein said in a news conference early Saturday morning.

Thats where police exchanged gunfire with the suspect, who was later found dead, reports note.

It's not clear if the man, who was described as having a violent past, died due to officers' gunshots, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek said at a news conference Saturday afternoon.

According to Stanek, the suspect had a long gun and a hand gun and had been wearing a "tactical" vest, loaded with magazines.

The suspect was a prohibited person who should not have had access to firearms, the sheriff noted. Officials will investigate how the man got the weapons.

Multiple officers were also injured in the shootout, the sheriff said. Two officers went to the hospital and will recover.

Goldstein said one of the officers was shot in the back. The officer was wearing a protective vest and suffered minor injures, the police chief noted.

Police say they believe the woman was a victim of domestic violence. It appears she and the suspect had been living together, according to officials.

Several police departments responded to the situation, including Plymouth, New Hope, Maple Grove, Minnetonka and Brooklyn Park, while SWAT teams and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office also assisted, KARE 11 notes.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office will investigate, Goldstein said at the news conference.

On Facebook, some residents shared what it was like:

Some tweets from the scenes:

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