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Mar 8, 2013 8:48 AM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 dead in Los Angeles police standoff in Watts

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say a gunman killed a man, opened fire on police and holed himself up in a Watts home with three children inside before shooting himself.

Deputy Chief Robert Green told KABC-TV a woman believed to be the man's wife was wounded and taken to a hospital in grave condition, The standoff began at about 3 a.m. as a domestic dispute.

Green said the gunman fatally wounded a man in a truck outside the house who later died and also shot at arriving police but didn't hit them.

SWAT officers entered the home after a two-hour confrontation to find the woman wounded and the man dead.

Green said three small children who lived at the home were safe and no officers were hurt.

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