The three people
killed were the suspect's brother, the brother's girlfriend and
an unrelated man living in the home, the Philadelphia Inquirer
All three victims had been shot in the head, NBC 10 in
Philadelphia cited police as saying.
Philadelphia police did not respond to requests for comment.
Police Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan told reporters at the scene
that police were called to the neighborhood after reports of
gunshots in the predawn hours of Sunday. A SWAT team was
deployed and hostage negotiators spoke with the suspect,
eventually persuading him to end the standoff.
At one point, the suspect fired several shots at the officers,
but no one was hit, NBC 10 reported.
"It has been a long night, and unfortunately, here it has been
quite a tragic night," Sullivan said.
(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Peter
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