San Jose Standoff Ends With 5 Dead

Police say gunman killed 4 others, then himself
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 24, 2019 3:33 PM CDT
San Jose Standoff Ends With 5 Dead
Members of the San Jose Police Department talk with an unidentified man, left, near the scene where five people were killed Monday, June 24, 2019, in San Jose, Calif.   (Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group via AP)

A gunman shot and killed four people then turned the gun on himself after an hours-long standoff with police in California, authorities said Monday. San Jose police saw several bloody family members and victims fleeing a home when police responded to calls of shots fired Sunday night, the AP reports. The police said in a news release Monday that they helped an adult male and adult female from the residence. "The two victims were suffering from at least one gunshot wound each. The two victims were transported to nearby hospitals where they were pronounced deceased a short time later," said the statement. When officers arrived, two other adult women and the male gunman remained inside the residence, which officers surrounded and eventually entered around 1:25am Monday.

They found all three with at least one gunshot wound. All died at the scene, the police statement said. Neighboring homes on the street were evacuated as SWAT officers surrounded the home and negotiators tried to contact the suspect. The statement said there are no other suspects and authorities are treating the deaths as a murder-suicide. Authorities did not immediately provide more details. (Last week, a rookie California officer was fatally ambushed during a domestic violence call.)

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