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Seven dead in Florida hostage shooting

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 01:05

A gunman kills six people in Florida before police move in and kill the shooter. Lily Grimes reports.

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The sound of gunfire as a hostage crisis plays out behind a curtained window in Florida. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CARL ZOGBY, HIALEAH, FLORIDA POLICE SPOKESMAN, SAYING: (AUDIO AS INCOMING) "Eight hours after this situation started early Saturday morning SWAT units moved in and shot and killed the suspect. At the time the suspect was holding at least two hostages at gunpoint and the decision was made that negotiations were to cease and action was to be taken immediately. The end result; seven people have lost their lives in this incident - six innocent victims and the one shooter. Now starts the investigation - how and why this happened." Police say details are so far sketchy and the gunman's motives remain unknown. They have confirmed that three of the victims were female and three were male. The two surviving hostages were not hurt but were being taken to the police station to be interviewed and medically examined.

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Seven dead in Florida hostage shooting

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 01:05