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1 of 2 hostages shot in US banks standoff dies

Authorities: 1 of the 2 hostages shot at rural Louisiana bank has died

1 of 2 hostages shot in US banks standoff dies

ST. JOSEPH, Louisiana (AP) -- A police official says that one of the two hostages shot during a standoff at a rural bank in Louisiana has died.

The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Fuaed Abdo Ahmed, had initially taken three hostages Tuesday afternoon in St. Joseph but later released one of them. He later told negotiators he would kill the remaining two hostages.

Louisiana State Police superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson says state police entered the building just before midnight Tuesday and that's when the suspect shot the hostages before being shot and killed by police.

Edmonson said he didn't have any other information about the hostage who died. The condition of the other hostage who was shot is unknown.

Updated : 2021-07-28 23:11 GMT+08:00