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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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Friday
May252012

Gunman Holds Indiana Office Workers Hostage

Jupiterimages/ThinkstockUPDATE: A gunman has released the last two remaining hostages at an office building in Indiana, but he remains inside and armed, police said Friday afternoon. Story developing...

(VALPARAISO, Ind.) -- Police and FBI agents are in a "standoff situation" with a gunman who stormed an Indiana office building and is holding an unknown number of office workers hostage, according to police.

"We're basically in a standoff situation," Sgt. Mike Grennes of the Valparaiso police department said at a press conference. "From what I understand, he is not an employee."

The gunman, whose identity is known to police, remains in the building with the hostages.

Grennes could not confirm that shots had been fired, but said that he did not know of any injuries in the building. Authorities believe the incident could be the result of a financial dispute, he said.

Police received a 911 call around 11 a.m. from someone inside the Prudential Building that a gunman had entered the office, Grennes said. Police arrived and confirmed that an individual was inside with a gun.

Police were successful in getting some people out of the building, but they did not know the number of people left inside as the situation dragged on into the early afternoon hours.

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