Three people have been found dead of gunshot wounds at a home in Superior.
The home's occupant, Matthew Magdzas, recently returned from a military deployment overseas, according to a neighbor. He lives at the home with his wife, April Oles, and their daughter, according to public records and social networking sites.
Oles was pregnant and expecting a child "any day now," said her friend, Angel Johnson
Superior police officers were dispatched to 2011 N. 22nd St. about 12:36 p.m. today, police Capt. Chad La Lor said. The officers arrived to find three people, apparently victims of homicide.
In a news briefing to members of the media shortly after 2 p.m., La Lor declined to speculate on whether the shootings were a case of murder-suicide but said: "We're not seeking a suspect. ... At this time, I don't think there's any reason for safety concerns" on the part of neighbors.
La Lor said he believed the victims were found in the same area of the house and said, "There is a weapon at the scene."
He declined to identify the victims' relationship to one another.
The Superior police and the Douglas County medical examiner were on the scene as of 2 p.m. and were processing the scene.
Darrell Blaylock, who lives a block from the home, said he knows Magdzas and his family.
Matthew Magdzas recently returned from military deployment overseas and Oles is expecting another child, Blaylock said.
The front door of the Magdzas house had an American flag on one side of it and an Iraqi flag on the other.
Oles graduated from Carlton High School in 2002, according to her friend and classmate, Molly Anton.
Anton said Oles grew up in the Carlton area.
Angel Johnson said she has known Oles for 10 years and that the two were involved in cheerleading at Carlton High School.
Steve Kuchera and Maria Lockwood are reporters at
the Duluth News Tribune,
which is owned by
Forum Communications Co.