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(BELFAIR, Wash.) — Five people are dead, including a gunman, after a shooting in rural Washington State Friday, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received reports of four shot at a home in Belfair, the agency said on Twitter. A SWAT team assisted the sheriff’s office on the scene, where a standoff and negotiations took place, according to police.

The gunman ended up shooting himself, police said.

The scene is secure. The suspect shot himself. Investigation is ongoing.

— Mason County Sheriff (@MasonCoSheriff) February 26, 2016

Further details were not immediately available.

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