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Saturday
Jan052013

Aurora Townhouse Shooting: Four Dead, Including Gunman

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(AURORA, Colo.) -- Four people were killed, including the gunman, during a hostage standoff Saturday morning at a townhouse in Aurora, Colo., police said.

Police pumped tear gas into the home in an attempt to get the gunman to leave, and then went into the home and shot him, ABC News Denver affiliate KMGH-TV reported.

The three people found dead in the home are believed to be relatives of the shooter, Aurora Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson told KMGH. A fourth person was found unharmed, she said.

Officers responded to the home after the first reports of gunshots came in around 3 a.m.

Carlson said neighboring residences were evacuated while the SWAT team attempted to resolve the standoff.

The Colorado town was the site of a movie theater massacre last July. A gunman opened fire during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.

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