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Man shoots self in home of his ex in Red Lake Falls, Minn.

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RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. -- A Red Lake Falls man is dead after forcing his way into an ex-girlfriend's home and apparently shooting himself, according to police.

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Deputies from the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office found Kevin Salveson, 53, deceased in the home of Heather Altendorf, 38, about 4 p.m. Saturday in Red Lake Falls.

Altendorf was transported to Sanford Thief River Falls Medical Center for nonlife-threatening injuries she sustained when Salveson struck her in the face with the butt of a .308 caliber rifle. She was released Sunday.

Salveson went to Altendorf's home with the intention of killing her and then killing himself, according to police. After being struck with the gun, Altendorf was able to escape to a neighbor's home where she called 911.

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