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.
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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