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    Gunman Fatally Shoots 2 Then Self After Standoff With NJ Police: Authorities

    A gunman fatally shot a man and woman Sunday before apparently turning the weapon on himself to end a long standoff with police in New Jersey, authorities said. Ida Siegal reports. (Published Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015)

    A gunman fatally shot a man and woman Sunday before apparently turning the weapon on himself to end a long standoff with police in New Jersey, authorities said.

    The six-hour standoff ended in the early evening when police found the gunman's body inside a home in Warren township, according to the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office, The man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, a spokesman for the office said.

    The identities of the shooter and his victims weren't disclosed by prosecutors. There was also no informaton about the motive for the shootings or details about the standoff

    Local police and SWAT officers set up a staging area in a nearby shopping center. The standoff spanned several hours.

    At least one police car was hit by the gunman's bullets, according to a law enforcement source. No officers had been injured, police said.

    Warren is about 25 miles southwest of Newark.