TODAY   |  July 27, 2013

7 dead, including gunman, in Fla. hostage shooting

SWAT officers shot and killed a man they say gunned down 6 people in Hialeah, Fla., ending an hours-long standoff. NBC’s  Bobby Brooks reports.

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>>> the latest on the deadly shooting in hialeah , florida. seven people are dead, including the gunman. bobby brooks is there this morning with the latest. bobby good morning.

>> reporter: good morning. that's right. police are calling this one of the worst shootings in hialeah history. seven people, like you said, are dead. it happened down the road from where we are. this is the closest we can get. i want everyone at home to hear how the s.w.a.t. team took him out. take a look. the police say the shooter had two hostages with him at the end. that's when police decided to end this a couple minutes ago, medical examiners were arriving here starting to take the bodies out of the apartment complex s. of the dead victims are three men and three women and the shotter who is a man. it happened around 6:00. police started receiving phone calls. when they showed up to the apartment complex , he took two hostages inside. police decided to end the negotiations and take him out. we were able to speak with the daughter of two of the victims when we first got to her she was hysterical. however, she did calm down. this is what she had to say.

>> i heard about 15 to 20 shots and so i went outside and my neighbors were screaming that my parents had been shot.

>> reporter: now as you can see behind me, there's neighbors on the street. they have been evacuated from the apartment complex . as for a motive, there is none right now. police have no idea what sparked the rampage. they believe it's going to be a long investigation.

>> all right bobby brooks in hialeah , thank you.