Gunman and victim dead after 6-hour siege in Sydney

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Sydney Factory Shooting: Gunman Found Dead After One Dead and Two Injured

On Monday afternoon, police entered a building in Sydney, Australia where a gunman was believed to be keeping people hostage. Inside, they found three people hiding in a corner and the gunman dead.

It followed a siege in an industrial complex in the Sydney suburb of Ingleburn that lasted more than six hours. The situation started around 10:45 a.m. local time, when a 43-year-old man was shot dead and two others injured.

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Gunman and victim dead after 6-hour siege in Sydney
Police Tactical Group officers walk on a cordoned off street of an industrial section of Ingleburn, in suburban Sydney, Monday, March 7, 2016 as police respond to a shooting. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Police officers rope off a street of an industrial section of Ingleburn in suburban Sydney, Monday, March 7, 2016 as they respond to a shooting. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
In this image made from video provided by Channel 7 Australia, police run to take position in Ingleburn, an industrial section of Sydney, Australia, Monday, March 7, 2016, as they respond to a shooting. (Channel 7 Australia via AP Video) AUSTRALIA OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES
In this image made from video provided by Channel 7 Australia, police take position in Ingleburn, an industrial section of Sydney, Australia, Monday, March 7, 2016, as they respond to a shooting. (Channel 7 Australia via AP Video) AUSTRALIA OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES
Tactical police officers position themselves outside a factory in an industrial area of Ingleburn, a suburb 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Sydney, Monday, March 7, 2016. A man who police say fatally shot one person and wounded two others inside a western Sydney business was found dead inside the building after a six-hour standoff. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
A man in handcuffs, second right, is taken to a police vehicle on a street of an industrial section of Ingleburn in suburban Sydney, Monday, March 7, 2016 while police are responding to a shooting. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
A tactical police officer stands near a covered body of a man near a factory in an industrial area of Ingleburn, a suburb 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Sydney, Monday, March 7, 2016. A man who police say fatally shot one person and wounded two others inside a western Sydney business was found dead inside the building after a six-hour standoff. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Police Tactical Group officers, center, walk on a street of an industrial section of Ingleburn, cordoned off, in suburban Sydney, Monday, March 7, 2016 as police respond to a shooting. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
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"Officers attended and located three people with gunshot wounds. One man died at the scene," police said in an emailed statement. "Two men have been taken to hospital for treatment. Their conditions aren't known. A police operation is continuing at the business and a perimeter has been established."

Following the shooting, tactical police surrounded the area and undertook the lengthy operation, which ended at 5 p.m. local time with the discovery of the deceased 33-year-old male gunman. He sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The three hostages were escorted from the building by police and taken away in an armoured police vehicle late in the afternoon.

In the industrial park there is a sign writing factory, a printing business and a cafe, among other businesses. It is not yet clear which business was targeted or the motive behind the shooting.

Police said in a press conference at 6:15 p.m. local time they have a suspect in mind, but would not reveal his identity or any motive behind the shooting. The man used a "long-arm" weapon.

Dozens of police officers attended the scene. While, multiple ambulances could be seen in the vicinity of the industrial estate.

During the operation, the area was locked down and the public were told to stay away. At 6:15 p.m. the operation was declared "resolved" in a statement by police.

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