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2nd person dies after suburban Chicago hostage situation

May 28, 2019

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a second person has died following a shootout when police responded to a hostage situation at a burning home in suburban Chicago.

The (Joliet) Herald-News reports that the woman died after suffering injuries from a fire and a gunshot wound in an incident early Monday in Joliet.

Police say the woman was inside a house that was on fire when police arrived in response to a report of a domestic battery. When they arrived, a person inside began shooting at police and was killed when an officer returned fire.

The offender was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman was taken to Silver Cross Hospital, where she later died.

Three police officers were also taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities have not released the names of the two people who died or said who shot the woman.

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