HASTINGS — A 58-year-old Hastings man, who was a suspect in a shooting earlier in the evening, took his own life outside a Hastings home at 12:30 this morning.

David Langenberg of Hastings committed suicide after exiting a residence at 810 N. Bellevue Ave. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police had been communicating with Langenberg by phone for several hours, attempting to reach a peaceful resolution.

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call on the 1000 block of Hill Street, where there was a report of possible shots fired.

Officers found a female suffering from gunshot wounds. She was transported to Mary Lanning Healthcare and later flown by helicopter to Bryan West in Lincoln. Her name has not been released. At last report, she was in critical but stable condition.

At about 8:30 p.m., Hastings police and the Nebraska State Patrol were able to locate Langenberg, the suspect.

Negotiators from the Nebraska State Patrol had contact with Langenberg by phone, on and off for several hours, in an attempt to end the situation peacefully.

The Hastings Police Department turned over the scene on North Bellevue Avenue to the South Central Area Law Enforcement Services to complete the investigation.

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