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Shots heard on 911 call; four dead in Colorado

A police officer worked at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide, which officials say left four dead inside a home in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday.

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A police officer worked at the scene of an apparent murder-suicide, which officials say left four dead inside a home in Longmont, Colo., Tuesday.

LONGMONT, Colo. — Emergency phone line operators heard the sound of gunfire early Tuesday as a Colorado woman called 911 and was apparently killed by a man who then picked up the phone and told dispatchers he was going to kill himself before they heard the sound of another shot, authorities said.

Investigators think the unidentified woman and man were among four people found dead at a home near Longmont, about 35 miles north of Denver, in what police are characterizing as a murder-suicide.

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Operators heard the woman scream ‘‘no, no, no,’’ cries that were immediately followed by what sounded like a gunshot, Weld County sheriff’s spokesman Tim Schwartz said. A man then took the phone and apparently shot himself as dispatchers remained on the line, Schwartz said. That was the end of the call, he said.

Authorities have not identified the victims or the man they suspect as the shooter. The dead included two men and two women. Police said they are convinced the gunman was among those killed.

Associated Press

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