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2 dead in murder-suicide in New York Mills

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Two men are dead following a shooting near New York Mills late Wednesday, according to a release from the Ottertail County Sheriff's Office. Authorities received a call at 9:13 p.m. from a 21-year-old female who reported gunshots at location east of New York Mills on County Highway 56. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies and EMS found two people with gunshot wounds. One 20-year-old male was dead on scene. Another 23-year-male was transported first to Tri-County Health Care in Wadena, then airlifted to a hospital in St. Cloud and later pronounced dead. 

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"Interviews of witnesses at the scene indicate the 23 year old male shot the 20 year old male, then shot himself," the release said. 

Names of the two deceased men were witheld pending notification of families and the ongoing investigation into the shooting. 

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