Bloomington Police: 3 people found dead in a truck near Smack Shack
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (FOX 9) - Three men — a father and son, and a business associate — were found dead in a truck parked in a lot near Smack Shack in Bloomington on Wednesday night in what police are calling a murder-suicide.
Bloomington Police responded to a call about a person slumped over in a pickup truck in the parking lot near Interstate 494 and France Avenue South around 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, Bloomington Police Chief Booker Hodges said in a video update on Thursday.
Smack Shack management called 911, the restaurant confirmed to FOX 9.
Police found three people in the vehicle who were dead from gunshot wounds. No one at the restaurant heard any gunfire.
Authorities determined two of the people in the vehicle were father and son, and the third person was a business associate, Hodges said, adding the men appeared to have business financial dealings with one another.
Hodges did not release the identities of the people, only saying they are not from the city of Bloomington.
Authorities believe what took place is a murder-suicide, and there is no danger to the public. Police are not looking for any additional people who may be involved.
Two vehicles were towed from the parking lot, including the pickup truck. The other vehicle that was towed was about a dozen spaces apart from the pickup.
The restaurant closed early on Wednesday due to police activity but reopened in time for lunch on Thursday. It's largely business as usual the day after the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Three adults were found dead in a truck in a parking lot near Smack Shack in Bloomington.