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Woman Killed, Suspect Dead in Mill Valley Shooting: Sheriff's Official

A man believed to be the gunman in a Mill Valley shooting that killed a woman was found dead from a gunshot wound inside an apartment Thursday, sheriff's officials said.

A man and a woman were shot at an apartment complex in the 900 block of East Blithedale and Tower Drive, sheriff's officials said. They were taken from an apartment by deputies and medical personnel and eventually to a hospital, where the woman died.

A witness told NBC Bay Area the two victims were a man and his daughter and were the landlords of the complex.

A shelter in place issued earlier in Mill Valley, which is north of San Francisco, was lifted, and there was no longer a threat to the public, sheriff's officials said.

Aerial footage from NBC Bay Area's Sky Ranger chopper showed people running from the complex behind deputies with drawn guns. A few residents could be seen walking out of their apartments with their hands raised, as officers escorted them outside to safety to the courtyard. 

A resident told NBC Bay Area she heard screams and gunshots.

Sheriff's officials later expanded the shelter in place to Blithedale from Ashford to Meadow, including Dorset, Shell, and Lomita from Meadow to Highway 101.

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