Rochester police: gunshot death “more than likely self-inflicted”

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(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police confirmed Wednesday, Jan. 11, that the deceased person found at Manor Park Tuesday died from a gunshot wound that was “more than likely self-inflicted.”
Capt. Casey Moilanen said RPD would await autopsy results to be certain.

He added that the 20-year-old man’s body had likely been at the park for fewer than 5 hours before police were called at about 8 a.m.

(ABC 6 News) – The Rochester Police Department responded to a report of a deceased person found at Manor Park in northwest Rochester.

A person called dispatch at approximately 7:58 Tuesday morning and reported seeing a male lying against the building near the ice rink and thought a welfare check was needed.

Officers located a deceased male who suffered what appears to be a fatal gunshot wound. A firearm was located near the deceased.

He has been identified as a 20-year-old from Rochester. RPD is working with the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause and manner of death.

This is an ongoing investigation. There is no danger to the public at this time.