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Breaking: 4 dead after police standoff at home in Aurora, Colo.

USA Today

Three people were discovered dead inside a home following a barricade situation Saturday morning.

Police entering the home shot and killed the gunman after hours of failed negotiation attempts.

Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson says the suspect was shot and killed when he exchanged fire with officers at about 9 a.m. The three victims – all adults – appeared to have been killed earlier.

At 3 a.m., Aurora Police sent out emergency notifications for residents near the 16000 block of East Ithaca Place. Several nearby homes were evacuated for safety reasons.

One person inside the home was able to escape and alert authorities.

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The names and ages of the victims and of the suspect were not released.

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