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Three die in U.S clinic shooting

A shooting at a family planning clinic in Colorado
Springs, United States, has left two civilians and a
police officer dead, with the suspected gunman
under arrest.

Nine other people were injured during the standoff
at the Planned Parenthood clinic, which lasted five
hours before the suspect surrendered, the BBC

Several people were trapped inside the building as
shots were exchanged.

The motive remains unclear. The Planned
Parenthood group has drawn anti-abortion
protests in the past.

A law enforcement source identified the suspect as
Robert Lewis Dear, from North Carolina. No other
details were given.

“I want to convey my sympathy to the loved ones of
the victims, this is a terrible, terrible tragedy that
occurred here in Colorado Springs today,” the BBC
quoted Mayor John Suthers as saying at a news

“Obviously, we lost two civilian victims. We mourn
the loss of a very brave police officer.”

The dead policeman was named as Garrett Swasey,
44, who was married with two children.

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