VENTURA ( — A woman was hospitalized Monday for treatment of injuries sustained during a hostage situation at her home in Ventura.

The domestic incident was reported shortly before 12:30 a.m. in the 5500 block of Dorsey Street.

Upon their arrival, police heard shots being fired from inside the home.

Officers backed off and a SWAT team was called to assist at the scene.

The three hour standoff ended when authorities heard a woman scream.

Officers entered the home, and found her suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

Paramedics transported her to a hospital. An update on her condition was not immediately available.

The suspect shot himself inside the residence.

The investigation is ongoing.


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