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3 hostages killed in California were women

Posted at 11:06 PM, Mar 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-09 23:08:19-05

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol confirms a gunman and three women were found dead hours after he took them hostage inside a veterans home in California.

Chief Chris Childs says officers entered the room where the hostages were being around 6 p.m. Friday.

He says they were all found dead inside a room in the veterans home.

Childs says a bomb-sniffing dog had alerted on the suspect's car but no bombs were found in the vehicle. He says there is "no threat to public safety."

A U.S. official had earlier confirmed the deaths to The Associated Press.