Gunman dies in hospital after shooting himself during hostage standoff with Indiana police

Published May 25, 2012

| Associated Press

Police say a gunman who held hostages at an Indiana real estate office before shooting himself has died.

The gunman had been taken to the hospital with two self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head. The report came shortly after police said that all hostages were out of the Indiana real estate office.

Valparaiso Police Sgt. Michael Grennes says there were fewer than 10 people in the building when officers received a call Friday morning reporting a man with a gun inside the Prudential Executive Group Real Estate office.

Police say the gunman had gone to the office looking for someone he thought owed him money. They say he held employees hostage and released the last two several hours later.

SWAT team members stormed the office less than two hours after all the hostages were released. Two loud bangs were heard before officers broke window glass and rushed inside.

Grennes said officers exchanged shots with the gunman when they arrived but had no reports of anyone being shot. One person was struck in the head during the incident but was treated and released at a hospital.

Police didn't have further details about the dispute.

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