Two police officers, one paramedic shot to death during call

BURNSVILLE, MN – In a heartbreaking incident on Sunday morning, two police officers and a first responder lost their lives while answering a call regarding a family in distress in Burnsville, Minnesota, as confirmed by Governor Tim Walz.

“We must never take for granted the bravery and sacrifices our police officers and first responders make every day,” Walz stated, expressing sorrow for the fallen officers’ families and emphasizing the state’s solidarity with Burnsville.

Without detailing their conditions, Walz reported that there were other injured officers. The shooter is said to be dead, according to a statement that the Minnesota Department of Public Safety released.

Although the Burnsville Police Department acknowledged an active scenario, it refrained from releasing more information. Later on Sunday, Burnsville city officials arranged a press conference to discuss the shooting.

As news of the distressing occurrence circulated, condolences and prayers began pouring in from various quarters, including the city of Golden Valley and the West St. Paul police departments. Various lawmakers and government officials, including Senator Amy Klobuchar and Police Chief Brian O’Hara, expressed their grief and support for the victims and their loved ones.

Situated to the south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Burnsville is a bustling suburb with over 64,000 residents.