Gunman shoots Jamestown native and wife, kills selfEAGAN, Minn. (AP) — An armed man fatally shot a married couple through their front window, then went behind the house and killed himself. Charles Hanson, 42, and his wife, Svetlana Hanson, 25, were killed in the shooting about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, police said. Three children in the home were not harmed.
Charles Hanson, 42, and his wife, Svetlana Hanson, 25, were killed in the shooting about 10 p.m. Tuesday night, police said. Three children in the home were not harmed.
Police said one of the children was the couple's infant daughter and the other two were Charles Hanson's children from a previous marriage. The Star Tribune reported that Svetlana Hanson's father was also in the home but wasn't injured.
Police did not identify the gunman and said they have yet to establish a motive for the shooting. There had been to previous police calls at the home, a domestic assault allegation in 2009 and an order for protection two months ago.
The Star Tribune reported that Hanson's Facebook page listed him as a software engineering manager for Starkey Laboratories, the Eden Prairie-based hearing aid company.
Jessica Rodriguez, who lives next door, said she and her husband Ramon were watching television about 10 p.m. when they heard shots. "We thought it was lightning," she said.
But Ramon Rodriguez said he quickly realized that "lightning shouldn't strike four times in a row."