Apple Valley police responded to call around noon on Saturday, reporting that multiple people had been shot. When authorities arrived, they found two men and one woman dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
The oldest of two sons is reported to have shot his younger brother and his mother, before taking his own life. The shooter was 36 year-old Alexander Petrovich, who relatives and neighbors have described as ‘mentally ill’. Alexander shot and killed his younger brother, 23 year-old Johnathan ‘Jack’ Petrovich, along with his mother, 60 year-old Janice Petrovich, before killing himself.
The Minnesota State Bureau of Criminal Apprehension states that the evidence in the home supports the scenario of a murder-suicide.