AEST 00:00, Sun Jan 6 2013
A gunman killed three people before police shot him dead in a shooting at a house in the Colorado town of Aurora, the scene of a massacre at a cinema last year.
A statement from the Aurora police department said a woman had escaped from the home and raised the alarm. When officers arrived, the man had barricaded himself inside with the corpses of his three victims.
Aurora made global headlines in July 2012 after a horrific shooting at a movie theatre that left 12 people dead and 58 others wounded during the first midnight screening of the latest Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises."
A neighbour takes in the scene.