From AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
updated 7:48 AM EDT, Sat July 27, 2013

(CNN) -- A gunman killed six people overnight at a Florida apartment complex before police shot him dead following a shootout, authorities said early Saturday.

The suspect barricaded himself in an apartment in Hialeah, a Miami suburb, where he was holding two people hostage, a man and a woman, police spokesman Sgt. Eddie Rodriguez said.

Hialeah police received a call at 6:30 p.m. of a shooting.

When they arrived at the scene, they found two people dead from gunshot wounds and heard additional shots in the area, he said.