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Double homicide being investigated in Bloomfield

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BLOOMFIELD – Several law enforcement agencies are investigating a double homicide here Tuesday morning.

Additional details on the deceased are being withheld while law enforcement officials work to make family notifications.

The scene is secure, according to the Nebraska State Patrol.

Multiple persons of interest have been detained as part of the investigation. Law enforcement believes there is no ongoing threat to the public, according to the State Patrol.

State Patrol crime scene investigators are on scene and troopers are posted around town to ensure community safety. Additional details will be released when possible.

The State Patrol, with assistance from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Bloomfield Police Department, is handling the investigation, which is ongoing.

There are unconfirmed reports that the fatalities are connected to a shooting that occurred at the Curt’s Lanes bowling alley in Bloomfield.

Several Bloomfield businesses and Bloomfield Community Schools went into lockdown shortly after the incident.

The school district issued the following text message through its notification system at 10:29 a.m.:

“Bloomfield Community Schools is currently in secure status at the request of the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. What this means is no person into the building and no persons out of the building. Inside school goes on as scheduled. We will continue to keep everyone informed of our status as much as possible.”

Little Bees Daycare, which is connected to Bloomfield Elementary, issued a text message of its own at 10:32 a.m. to people signed up to its notification system:

“We are currently … secure. We cannot let anyone in or out at this time.”