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2 killed in shootings on Interstates 94 and 694

SHOREVIEW — Hennepin County sheriff's officials say two people are dead in a pair of incidents that has led to the closure of Interstate 694 in the Shoreview area north of St. Paul.

The officials told reporters it began with a shooting that left one man dead at the Elm Creek rest stop on Interstate 94 in Maple Grove about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers later spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle. They pursued the vehicle until it crashed on I-694, about 20 miles east of the rest stop. Authorities say the suspect got out and brandished a weapon. Officers opened fire, and the man was killed.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says I-694 is expected to remain closed between Interstate 35W and Interstate 35E until around 7:30 a.m.

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