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Gunman kills four in Denver******
A lone gunman shot four people dead and wounded three, including a police officer, on Monday in a Denver-area shooting spree that unfolded at several locations and ended with police killing the suspect.。
Investigators have yet to determine a motive for the rampage, which began around 5pm when the gunman shot and killed two women and wounded a man near downtown Denver, Police Chief Paul Pazen told reporters.。
The suspect then fled in a car and fatally shot a man in east Denver's Cheesman Park neighborhood, before opening fire again in a west Denver community where no one was hit, Pazen said. According to Pazen, the suspect twice exchanged gunfire from his vehicle with Denver officers pursuing him, disabling a police cruiser.。
From there, the gunman drove into the neighboring city of Lakewood, where he shot and killed a fourth person inside an unspecified business, according to Lakewood Police spokesman John Romero.。
The gunman fled from Lakewood police when they attempted to pull him over and engaged in a running gun battle with officers before fleeing on foot and entering a hotel, where he shot and wounded a clerk, Romero said.。
He then shot at police officers again, wounding one of them, before police shot him dead, Romero told reporters. Authorities did not publicly identify the suspect, and said circumstances leading to the shooting remained under investigation.。
The conditions of the wounded officer and civilians were not immediately known, Romero said.。
Anne Wilson, a shopper who was inside a cellular phone store in Lakewood when gunfire erupted nearby, told a Denver-based NBC-affiliate TV station she heard "seven or eight gunshots, and then like another set of maybe five more."
Wilson said she and other customers were quickly ushered by store employees into a back room behind security gates until the danger had passed. "It is scary, scary times we live in," she said.。
China advances into mixed relay semis at ISU Short Track World Cup******
BUDAPEST, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's mixed relay team advanced into the semifinals as a group leader at the 2021-22 season ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating series in Debrecen, Hungary, on Thursday.。
China, consisting of Fan Kexin, Qu Chunyu, Sun Long and Yu Songnan, won the quarterfinals with a time of 2:40:853, ahead of Canada, Italy and France, while in the other group, South Korea dominated skaters from Hungary, Japan and the United States.。
In the women's 500m race, China's Fan Kexin and Zhang Chutong made it through the quarterfinals on the opening day of the event, while in the men's 500m event, three Chinese skaters, Ren Ziwei, Wu Dajing and Yu Songnan qualified for the semifinals.。
Also on Thursday, in the women's 1,500m race, Chinese Han Yutong and Zhang Yuting both came in second in their heats, and thus secured their places at the semifinals. In the men's event, three skaters from China made it to the semifinals - An Kai, Sun Long and Ren Ziwei.。
The event also serves as a qualifying tournament for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Enditem。
China's central bank conducts 100 bln yuan of reverse repos******
BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- China's central bank Friday injected 100 billion yuan (about 15.62 billion U.S. dollars) into the financial system via reverse repos.
The interest rate for the seven-day reverse repos was set at 2.2 percent, according to the People's Bank of China.
The move aims to offset the impacts of tax period and government bond issuance, and to keep liquidity in the banking system at a reasonably sufficient level, the central bank said.
A reverse repo is a process in which the central bank purchases securities from commercial banks through bidding, with an agreement to sell them back in the future. Enditem