Four people, including a gunman, were killed in a hostage-taking incident on Saturday in Aurora, Colorado, the town where a man shot dead 12 people at a movie theatre last July, the Denver-area media reported.

Police fired teargas and entered the home after several hours of failed negotiations with the gunman, who had barricaded himself inside, and shot him dead, KUSA television reported. Inside they found three persons shot dead. The victims were believed to be related to the gunman, who fired on a police vehicle, leading to an exchange of gunfire, the Denver Post reported, citing Aurora police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson. — Reuters

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