A gunman who said he wanted to die took two women hostage Saturday in a crowded discount store and wounded two officers before he was killed by police.

The man released one hostage about 90 minutes after jumping a bank counter in the store. He shot at police when officers tried to rescue the second hostage, who was six months pregnant, and officers returned fire and killed him.The hostages, who worked at Pacific First Bank, were not harmed. Both officers - Stan Grubbs, 35, and Howard "Doc" Savage, 41 - were hospitalized, with Savage listed in fair condition and Grubbs in good condition.

The gunman, who told The Associated Press he was 18 years old, was not identified.

At least 300 people were evacuated from the sprawling Fred Meyer Gateway store soon after the ordeal began about 2 p.m. The gunman was killed 31/2 hours later.