Four dead in Aurora shootings

Four people have been found dead following a shooting incident that triggered a stand-off with police in Aurora, Colorado, the same town where a man shot dead 12 people in a cinema in July last year.

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Fatal Aurora shooting: How events unfolded

  • Police entered a residence in Aurora, Colorado, after several hours of failed negotiations with the gunman, who had barricaded himself inside.
  • The gunman fired shots at police from a second-storey window before he was killed as SWAT officers stormed the building. It is not yet known if officers shot the suspect or if he shot himself.
  • Inside the building officers found three other people shot dead.
  • One person inside had escaped and alerted authorities.
  • Officials notified neighbours of an emergency around 3:00am local time (10:00am GMT) and evacuated several blocks, Aurora police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson told KUSA-TV.

The fatal shootings in Aurora come six months after a man shot dead 12 people and wounded 58 more at a cinema in the city.

Report: Four dead, including gunman, in Aurora hostage situation

Police in Aurora said four people, including a gunman, are dead after a stand-off at a Colorado home.

Melissa Blasius, a reporter for Colorado's 9 News, has tweeted:

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Aurora hostage situation over. Four people dead including gunman. #9NEWS

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Aurora PD says one survivor got out of townhouse early this morning. Police say she reported 3 lifeless bodies and gunman. #9NEWS

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Aurora PD shot and killed barricaded man about 8:30 a.m. Officers say he had shot at them and would't come out even when tear gassed #9NEWS