After hijacking the van, the gunman
forced the driver to drive through different villages using an eight-year-old child as his shield.
In the latest incident, the gunman
entered a CIC bank branch in central Toulouse at about 11am local time and took the bank director and three other employees hostage.
Local police commander Djalma Beltrame told Globo TV the gunman
left a letter at the scene indicating he wanted to kill himself, but that it did not give a clear motive for the shooting.
Police are also hunting a gunman
who is thought to have struck twice in four days.
They later found the dead gunman
and three other dead victims inside the building.
Park Police, said a gunman
entered the museum and fired, and security guards returned fire.
Earlier in the day, the same gunman
is thought to have threatened an acquaintance in the 7500 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard, but he fled before officers arrived.
had a hostage in a headlock and appeared to be preparing to kill him when the officer shot him.
The wounded employee and the would-be robber were taken to the same hospital, where the employee "was listed in stable condition with a hip wound" and the gunman
"was pronounced dead on arrival.
Two other men were injured when they threw themselves through a window to escape the gunman
A MAN fitting descriptions of a gunman
wanted in the abduction and possible murder of a British tourist in the Australian Outback was arrested and questioned today by Sydney police.
has been arrested and his two hostages released after a 12-hour siege at a garden centre.