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Olmsted County teens killed in murder-suicide identified

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Authorities said Tuesday that the two teenagers shot to death in rural Olmsted County Monday afternoon was the result of a murder-suicide.

The Rochester Post-Bulletin says the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office and medical personnel were called to a home in New Haven Township, about 15 miles north of Rochester, around 4:30 p.m.

When first responders arrived, they found 18-year-old Kayla Koranda of Rochester dead and 19-year-old Nick Roecker, who lived at the residence, critically injured in a heated pole shed on the property, according to Sheriff Dave Mueller.

Roecker was taken to the hospital, where he died a short time later.

A handgun was recovered at the scene. Officials have not said which victim pulled the trigger. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was brought in to assist in the investigation.

Roecker and Koranda were classmates at Lourdes High School in Rochester, KSTP's Kate Renner says.

The Star Tribune reports Roecker was studying science and engineering at University of Minnesota Duluth and Koranda was a liberal arts student at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

KTTC has video from the scene.
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