Seven Dead After South Florida Shooutout

A man was killed by police a SWAT team after he allegedly shot and killed six other people at an apartment building in Hialeah, Fla. early Saturday morning.

Police said they initially tried to negotiate with the gunman, who was holding two hostages at the time the SWAT officers stormed the building. 

Two of the victims were the building manager and her husband. The pair’s daughter said she believed the incident began after the shooter confronted her parents about a complaint that had been made about him. 

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