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Police kill gunman who crashed stolen truck, killing two passers-by

Three people, including a gunman, were killed on Saturday after a man stole a plumber’s truck, crashed into a building and opened fire on two passers-by before being shot by police, the authorities announced.

After the accident in Winthrop, Massachusetts, just outside Boston, the suspect was on foot and shot a man and a woman, Massachusetts State Police said in a statement.

“We are investigating whether the man attempted to hire the suspect to end the threat,” state police said.

Winthrop police opened fire on the suspect, killing him, they said. The man and woman also died, Massachusetts State Police said.

A Winthrop officer was hospitalized “but was not seriously injured,” the Winthrop department said in a statement.

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