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Saturday, September 17, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Shooting - Hostage Situation in KC-KS

KC-KS Police tactical officers are converging on a command post set up at 5th Street and Washington to deal with a hostage situation nearby.

At an apartment in the 1500 block of North 9th Street just after 5 a.m.- a "black male" reportedly shot a person in the basement- then held 5 people at gunpoint in an upstairs room.

Police want to talk to the gunman about a shooting turned homicide in the 3000 block of South 8th Street around 4:22 a.m..

At 5:10 a.m.- one hostage reportedly got away.

Police surrounded the house and called for fire & EMS crews.

As of 5:40 a.m.- EMS was treating the hostage that got away for "an anxiety attack."

That person told police and EMS crews that there were "3 adults and 2 children- a 9-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl" involved and "one person shot in the head."

As of 6:45 a.m.- police report that "4 adults" who were hostages had been "released-" but  there were "still" (the) 2 children inside" with the gunman.

At 7:40 a.m.- one of the hostages- reported to be the "male child-" was "released from the residence."

Nearly ten hours later- the suspect still has refused to exit the apartment on North 5th Street and police continue to surround the neighborhood.

Several other buildings close to the suspect's location were evacuated of residents hours earlier.

Around 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon- the suspect finally surrendered to KC-KS police without incident.

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