Three dead in Colorado shooting

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The deaths of two civilians and police officer have been confirmed after a gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado. Paul Chapman reports.

Three dead in Colorado shooting

The suspected gunman who stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs is led away by police after a five hour siege.

The gunman got into the building and opened fire on Friday.

Police later confirmed three deaths and at least nine wounded.

(SOUNDBITE)(English) COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE LIEUTENANT CATHERINE BUCKLEY SAYING:

“We have to confirm that we have two civilian casualties on scene and we have the death of one police officer. The death of the officer on scene is from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs police department. The UCCS police department and the college will release information about the officer at a later time. We have four civilians transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds. We have five officers transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds.”

Police said officers persuaded the gunman to give himself up.

They declined to discuss the motive for the attack.

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