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4 children killed in hostage drama in Florida

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A hostage drama in Florida ended Monday with the death of four children at the hands of a gunman, who also took his own life, police said.
The ordeal began Sunday in Orlando when police responded to a report of domestic violence at an apartment and one of the officers was shot. That officer remains in critical condition. The gunman remained holed up in the apartment overnight and all day Monday with the children, who were aged one, six, 10 and 11.
"A short time ago we made entry into the apartment and found that all four children have been killed by the suspect by apparent gunshot wounds," Orlando police chief John Mina told a news conference just before midnight. "It appears the suspect took  his own life as well," Mina added.

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