Four people were killed, including the gunman, during a hostage standoff this morning at a townhouse in Aurora, Colo., police said.
Officers responded to a home after the first reports of gunshots came in around 3 a.m. Police pumped tear gas into the home in an attempt to get the gunman to leave, and then went into the home and fired shots.
Police found the gunman dead inside the house at 9 a.m. It was not immediately clear if he was shot by police or if he had taken his own life.
Neighbors around the street told 7NEWS they heard police on a bullhorn asking the gunman to come out, telling him his wife was outside. The police began evacuating homes around the neighborhood where they felt people might be in danger.
During negotiations, police described the suspect as "irrational and agitated."
Aurora, Colorado was the same town in which James Holmes opened fire at a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" and killed 12 people.
Just last week, the head company for the theater involved in the massacre invited the victims' families and those involved to the grand re-opening, offering a day of remembrance.
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