Cops: 5 dead in apparent murder-suicide near near Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS -- Police say five people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in the western Minneapolis suburb of Greenwood.

The Associate Press reports that three of the victims are children.

The Hennepin County Dispatch says the incident occurred at a lakeside home on Lake Minnetonka's Saint Albans Bay.

South Lake Minnetonka Police Chief Mike Siitari tells KSTP-TV that police were called to the home when no one was seen or heard from for several days. Siitari says the children did not show up for school this week.