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4 dead after police standoff in Aurora, Colo.

12:54 PM, Jan 5, 2013   |    comments
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AURORA - Three people were discovered dead inside a home in Aurora following a barricade situation Saturday morning.

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

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 by jumping out a second-story window and alerted authorities.

The names and ages of the victims were not released.

Hampden Road is shut down in both directions from Kalispell Street to Laredo Street.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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