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The city of Burnsville is warning people to be wary of donating to fundraisers that claim to help two police officers and a paramedic who were fatally shot on duty, saying scammers are trying to exploit the tragedy.

"Unfortunately, some people are taking advantage of our tragedy in Burnsville. Be aware of scams," the city wrote on the social media site X.

As of Monday morning, neither the city nor the Police Department had established official donation sites for anyone who wanted to help the families of slain officers Paul Elmstrand and Matthew Ruge, both 27, and firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth, 40. The city reported in its post on X that links to official donation sites will be listed online at when they become available later this week.

The three men were gunned down early Sunday while responding to a domestic abuse call at a Burnsville residence.