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July 18, 2007
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2 Kan. officers shot responding to hostage standoff

The Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. A hostage standoff at an apartment complex ended early Wednesday with three people killed, including the suspected gunman, and another critically injured, police said.

Two police officers were also shot when they arrived at the scene. Their wounds were not considered life threatening, police said.

The bodies of the suspected gunman, a 21-year-old man, and of an 18-year-old woman were found when police burst into a second-floor apartment, police spokesman Gordon Bassham said. Police believe the gunman killed himself.

A 22-year-old man shot several times was rescued from the apartment and was in critical condition, Bassham said. When officers searched the apartment complex, a third victim was found in a nearby apartment.

The relationships between the victims were not immediately clear and a motive was under investigation, Bassham said.

One of the injured officers was in surgery with a wound to the lower torso and the second was shot in the leg.






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