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USA: Suspect kills four children and himself after 21-hour standoff with police01:44

USA: Suspect kills four children and himself after 21-hour standoff with police

United States, Orlando
June 12, 2018 at 10:45 GMT -00:00 · Published

Four children were killed by a gunman, following a 21-hour standoff that started after the suspect shot an Orlando police officer in the face, Orlando police confirmed on Tuesday. The suspect took his own life.

Late Sunday, police responded to a domestic violence call after a woman said she was battered by a man, whom she described as her boyfriend. As police arrived at an apartment of the suspect, the perpetrator reportedly shot Officer Kevin Valencia in the face.

According to Orlando Police Chief John Mina, Valencia "remains in critical condition."

Following the exchange of fire, the suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment with four young children. According to Mina, when SWAT officers made entry, they saw that "all four children have been killed by the suspect, by apparent gunshot wounds, and it appears the suspect took his own life as well."

USA: Suspect kills four children and himself after 21-hour standoff with police01:44
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Four children were killed by a gunman, following a 21-hour standoff that started after the suspect shot an Orlando police officer in the face, Orlando police confirmed on Tuesday. The suspect took his own life.

Late Sunday, police responded to a domestic violence call after a woman said she was battered by a man, whom she described as her boyfriend. As police arrived at an apartment of the suspect, the perpetrator reportedly shot Officer Kevin Valencia in the face.

According to Orlando Police Chief John Mina, Valencia "remains in critical condition."

Following the exchange of fire, the suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment with four young children. According to Mina, when SWAT officers made entry, they saw that "all four children have been killed by the suspect, by apparent gunshot wounds, and it appears the suspect took his own life as well."

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