Police: Ind. gunman shoots self, taken to hospital
VALPARAISO, Ind. – Police say a gunman who held hostages at an Indiana real estate office is being taken to a hospital after shooting himself in the head.
Valparaiso Police Chief Michael Brickner says the gunman shot himself twice while holed up in the Prudential Executive Group Real Estate office Friday.
Police say the gunman had gone to the office looking for someone he thought owed him money. They say he held employees hostage inside the building before releasing the last two unharmed several hours later.
SWAT team members stormed the office less than two hours after all the last hostages were released. Two loud bangs were heard before officers broke window glass and rushed inside.
Brickner says officers believe the man already had shot himself before they went into the building.