Shooting in Roseville leaves two dead

Two men are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Roseville on Thursday.

According to Roseville police, a shooting was reported at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 5 behind a multi-tenant commercial building at 1975 County  Road B2 West. When police arrived, they found two men who appeared to have been shot behind the REI sporting goods store.

Police determined one of the men, 33, was already dead at the scene, and the other man was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis with a life-threatening head injury. That 44-year-old man died at about 6 p.m. Thursday.

Police at the scene had found a handgun near his body.

A 35-year-old woman who was found near the scene of the shooting was detained for questioning. She is reported to be the wife of the 44-year-old man and is reportedly cooperating with police.

Police said the woman and the 33-year-old man were coworkers at the company CPI Card Group, a business in front of the scene of the shooting.

Police did not immediately release the names of the two men who died pending notification of family members.

An REI store employee who answered the phone Thursday afternoon said customers and staff were OK and the shooting did not happen on store property.

Police said there may have been a planned meeting between the two men and woman involved in the incident, and that the shooting may have been caught on surveillance camera.

The Roseville Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the shooting. They are not seeking additional suspects in the case.

Alex Holmquist can be reached at or 651-748-7813. Joshua Nielsen contributed to this report.

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