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Police have identified the man suspected of killing his parents before taking his own life in Andover, Minnesota on Wednesday evening.

Anoka County Sheriff's Office say they believe that 27-year-old Aaron Regnier killed his parents, Brian (58) and Karen 69) Regnier at their home on 139th Avenue.

An update issued by the sheriff said it's "probable" that Aaron was the shooter, with a 22 caliber semi-automatic handgun and casings recovered from the scene.

The Star Tribune reports that Aaron Regnier was convicted in 2012 on two felony counts of possessing child porn on computers in the home. He received a one-year stayed jail sentence and two years probation.

His parents, one neighbor told the newspaper, "were awesome people."

Update: 9 a.m.

The triple death in Andover discovered Wednesday evening is being treated as a suspected murder-suicide, according to the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.

In an update Thursday morning, the sheriff's office said the bodies of one woman and two men were found at the home on 139th Avenue.

"It appears probably that an adult male shot his parents and committed suicide in the home," a release sent to GoMN said.

The case remains under the investigation of the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

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The bodies of three people were found at a home in Andover, Minnesota on Wednesday evening.

Anoka County deputies made the discovery at 7 p.m. on the 900 block of 139th Ave. NW after a concerned neighbor called having not seen the residents for a couple of days, according to the Star Tribune.

The neighbor "found it odd" there wasn't the usual amount of activity at the house, and when deputies arrived they found three adults dead inside.

On Thursday morning, Anoka County Sheriff spokesman Cdr. Paul Sommer said the trio died from gunshot wounds, and that authorities don't believe there is any danger to the wider public.

KSTP reports the front door to the home was found unlocked.

The identities of the dead have not yet been revealed. This is expected to be released at a later stage by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.

Violent crime is unusual in Andover, which has a population of just over 30,000.

According to Anoka County crime statistics, only six assaults were reported in the whole of last year, and only five assaults had been reported as of the end of March this year.

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