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2 civilians injured, gunman killed by police after responding to domestic disturbance, authorities said Sunday

The Associated Press
Posted: Dec 31, 2017 11:20 AM ET
Last Updated: Dec 31, 2017 12:08 PM ET

One police deputy and a gunman have been killed following a shooting in a residential area south of Denver on Sunday that also left four other deputies and two civilians with gunshot wounds, authorities said. 

The Douglas County sheriff’s office said officers responded to a call for a domestic disturbance in an apartment complex in the early-morning hours. While they were investigating, shots were fired. 

Police had issued a “code red” for the county, asking residents to take shelter inside their homes, and a SWAT team was called to the scene. 

Linda Watson, spokesperson for the Sky Ridge Medical Center, told CBC News that three people taken there for treatment had suffered “non-critical” injuries. Another nearby hospital said it received four patients, but wouldn’t release their conditions.

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With files from CBC News

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