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Four Dead In Aurora, Colo. Shooting

Four people are dead, including the suspected gunman, after an hours-long police standoff inside of a townhouse in Aurora, Colo. early Saturday, reports the Associated Press.

Police Sgt. Cassidee Carlson says a SWAT team was called after gunshots were heard at the home at about 3 a.m. Investigators say three victims appeared to have been killed before officers arrived.

Carlson says the suspect was shot and killed when he exchanged fire with officers at about 9 a.m. According to AP, a fifth person escaped uninjured, but Carlson declined to elaborate.

Violence put Aurora in the national spotlight nearly six months ago after a gunman's bloody rampage inside a Colorado movie theater left 12 people dead. Prosecutors will go to court Monday to outline their case against the suspect, James Holmes.

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