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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman burst into a Planned Parenthood clinic and opened fire, launching several gunbattles and an hourslong standoff with police as patients and staff took cover under furniture and inside locked rooms. By the time the shooter surrendered, three people were killed — including a police officer — and nine others were wounded, authorities said.

For hours, police had no communication with the shooter other than intermittent gunfire from inside the Colorado Springs clinic. As the standoff progressed, officers inside the building herded people into one area and evacuated others.

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UPDATE, 9:37 PM ET: According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, one police officer and two civilians were killed in Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, and nine more people were injured.

After an hours-long standoff inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic, police said Friday evening the gunman surrendered and is in custody. Officials declined to confirm whether there were any fatalities, but said in a news conference that 11 individuals, five of them police officers, were transported to hospitals for their injuries.

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