Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rochester Police investigators have ordered an autopsy for the body of a 20-year-old man found in a park in northwest Rochester Tuesday morning

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Police Captain Casey Moilanen said there has not yet been an official cause of death, however the preliminary investigation indicates the man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Investigators believe the fatal shooting occurred about five hours before the man’s body was discovered. 


Moilanen maintained there is no danger to the public. The man’s body was found leaning against a building near the ice rink at Manor Park shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday. 

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Responding officers recovered a firearm at the scene of the body discovery. The Rochester Police Department and Southern Minnesota Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing the investigation.

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If someone asked you, "What does Rochester have too many of?", what would you say? I asked that question to people living in the Med City and got quite the list of answers. Some might make you laugh (cause they are true) and others may have you scratching your head a bit because this is the first time you've realized we have a few issues happening in our gorgeous city. Scroll through the list that were sent to me and see how many you agree with.

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