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2 men dead in officer-involved shooting in Orono

Published 1:30pm Saturday, November 16, 2013

ORONO — Two men are dead in an officer-involved shooting in the western Minneapolis suburb of Orono.

The Hennepin County sheriff’s office said Orono police were dispatched to a trouble call at a home just before 9 p.m. Friday.

Authorities said officers encountered a man in the front yard, armed with a handgun. A statement said shots were fired, and the man with the gun died at the scene. No officers were injured. Police then entered the home, where they found another man dead. Authorities say he was shot before police arrived.

Names have not been released.

The Hennepin County sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation.