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 One person is dead and two remain in the hospital Monday night after a double shooting in a town in the northeastern part of South Dakota.

According to officials, 40-year-old Brett M. Pommer shot two people inside a home in Clear Lake Sunday night. Officials said when police arrived they were able to get the victims out of the home, who were then flown to the hospital. Officials said then Pommer barricaded himself in his home. SWAT teams from the South Dakota Highway Patrol and Codington County arrived and tried to contact Pommer. After teams were unable to reach him they went inside the home. Officials said Pommer was found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Those who have had the chance to meet Pommer and who they believe is his family said this news comes as a shock. They said Pommer lived in the one story yellow home with a young woman and a little boy who is around three-years-old.

“I'd see them sitting out in their lawn chairs watching the boy play,” said Julie Weberg, employee at America’s Best Value Land.

Weberg works directly across from the home on the 900 block of S. 3rd Avenue in Clear Lake where Pommer allegedly shot two people. She said she doesn't know the family well, but got such a good impression from the first time they met, that the yellow tape surrounding the home just doesn't make sense.

“I helped her start her lawn mower her about a week ago and she seemed like such a nice gal,” she said.

Weberg said the house has always sat quiet and Pommer and the woman were always working on sort of project in the garage. And when she drove into work at the America's Best Value Land she said she thought there might have been a drug bust at the home. Not a shooting.

“A shooting and a death would have been the farthest thing from my mind,” said Weberg.

And for the entire town of just over 1,200, Weberg said it will be hard for everyone to understand how something like this could happen.

“I just feel a pit in my stomach, you know thinking someone had gotten that violent and that far off the deep end to be able to kill and injure other people,” she said.

But she said because the community is so small, they will be help the victims and their families cope.

“The community will come together and we will do what we can for them,” said Weberg.

Officials said both victims were female. Their names and conditions haven’t been released.

About half a dozen homes around the area were evacuated for safety reasons Sunday night. Residents were able to return home sometime Monday morning.
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