Why did this happen!?
The Colorado town hasn't even had a year to heal from the horrific Dark Knight Massacre when a hostage situation presented itself inside an Aurora townhouse.
Around 3am on Saturday morning, gunshots were heard inside the townhome, resulting in a SWAT team arriving on the scene. With 40 officers reportedly outside, the gunman refused to surrender to the police.
Police believed there were at least three or four others inside that couldn't leave on their own free will, and — after HOURS of suspense — around 8:15am, the suspect shot at officers but was later killed by the police when they decided to enter the home.
Unfortunately, police also found the three victims dead as well, though it's unclear how or when they were killed. Reports also claim another victim was able to escape the situation unharmed, but officers have yet to release any more details concerning that report or any of the names for that matter.
So while few details are known at the moment, we expect more to be released and we'll keep you updated. In the meantime, we hope peace and help can be extended to those affected by the terrifying situation, especially any loved ones of the victims.
[Image courtesy of 9News.]
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