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Victim in Colorado hostage situation passes away

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BAILEY, Colo. - The girl shot during the standoff at a Colorado high school died on Wednesday evening.

Authorities say a gunman who took over a high school in Bailey, Colorado, shot and critically wounded the student and then killed himself after a SWAT team entered the building.

Park County Sheriff Fred Wegener says the decision to enter the school was made after the gunman cut off negotiations and set a deadline. At the time, the gunman had released four student hostages, but was still holed up with two girls.

Wegener says the suspect had threatened his hostages virtually throughout the four-hour ordeal. The suspect was not immediately identified and the sheriff is at a loss to explain a motive.

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