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5 dead in western Washington shooting, including gunman

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A SWAT team responded to a report of multiple people shot in Belfair, Wash,, Feb. 26, 2016. (Photo: Mason County Sheriff's Office) A SWAT team responded to a report of multiple people shot in Belfair, Wash,, Feb. 26, 2016. (Photo: Mason County Sheriff's Office)

BELFAIR, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting that left five dead in Washington state (all times local):
    
3:05 p.m.
    
A child who appears to be the only survivor of a shooting in rural Washington state that left five people dead is related to the victims.
    
Mason County Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling says the girl who survived is 12 and was taken to a hospital for an evaluation Friday. Neither the gunman nor his four victims have been identified.


    
Spurling also clarified how authorities were notified of the shooting. He says the gunman called an officer he had dealt with in the past to say he had shot and killed his family.
    
That officer went to the home Friday morning with another deputy and found the man, who was armed.
    
Authorities negotiated with him for hours before they entered the home and found the victims. Officials say the man killed himself.

    
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2:45 p.m.
    
A man who lives near a home in rural Washington state where four people and a gunman were found dead says he heard gunshots the previous night.
    
Jack Pigott told The Associated Press that he heard gunfire Thursday night but none Friday, when authorities say a man called 911 to report he had shot his family. Authorities say the man killed himself near a town across Puget Sound from Seattle.
    
Pigott says the couple who lived in the house had been married for four to five years. He says the wife had two teenage sons who were adopted from Russia during a previous marriage. She also had a daughter who was adopted from China.
    
Pigott says the husband had a heating and air conditioning contractor business.
    
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2 p.m.
    
Authorities say a gunman killed four people in a home in rural Washington state before fatally shooting himself after an hourslong standoff.
    
Mason County sheriff's Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling says the gunman had called 911 on Friday to say he shot and killed his family. A girl who survived has been taken to the hospital.
    
Authorities say officers negotiated with the man for about three hours before they entered the home and found the people dead.
    
Spurling says the gunman shot and killed himself.
    
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1 p.m.
    
A SWAT team is inside a rural Washington home where authorities say a man called 911 to say he had shot four people.
    
One child has been taken to the hospital from the scene. She is alive and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation. No deaths have been confirmed by the Mason County sheriff's office.
    
Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling says officers have 11 buildings to clear on the property and he could not confirm whether anyone had been shot or killed.
    
Officers had been negotiating with the man since Friday morning.
    
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12:30 p.m.
    
Authorities say one child has been taken to the hospital from a home in rural western Washington where they are negotiating with a gunman who says he shot four people.
    
The female child is alive and was taken to the hospital for an evaluation.
    
Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling says they have not been able to confirm whether anyone has been shot because officers have not been inside the home.
    
Spurling says his officers have talked to the man and are trying to negotiate with him.
    
A man inside the home called 911 on Friday morning to say he had shot people.
    
Belfair is about 25 miles southwest of Seattle.
    
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10:40 a.m.
    
The Mason County sheriff's office is involved in a standoff outside a home near Belfair, where an armed man says he has shot four people.
    
Chief Deputy Ryan Spurling says they have not been able to confirm whether anyone has been shot because officers have not been inside the home.
    
Spurling says his officers have talked to the man and are trying to negotiate with him.
    
A man inside the home called 911 on Friday morning to say he had shot people.
    
Belfair is about 25 miles southwest of Seattle.
    
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10:24 a.m.
    
The Mason County sheriff's office is reporting a shooting outside of Belfair in Mason County.
    
A SWAT team is on its way to a home from which someone called 911 to say he had shot four people.
    
Belfair is about 25 miles southwest of Seattle.

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