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Three people shot in Michigan Courthouse

Two bailiffs were killed and a deputy sheriff wounded in a shooting Monday afternoon at a courthouse in Berrien County, Mich.,

 

Berrien county courthouse

Two bailiffs were killed and a deputy sheriff wounded in a shooting Monday afternoon at a courthouse in Berrien County, Mich., authorities said. The gunman was also killed.

The Berrien County sheriff did not go into detail about the nature of the incident, saying only that there was "a disturbance" on the courthouse's third floor shortly before 2:30 p.m.

"We don't have all the details as to what happened or whatever occurred or how he got the weapon," Sheriff L. Paul Bailey said at a news conference Monday.

"The suspect has been shot and killed," he said. Police did not identify the attacker, who they said fatally shot both bailiffs and wounded the deputy.

The wounded deputy was taken to nearby Lakeland Regional Hospital and treated in the emergency room, Bailey said. The shooting comes as law enforcement officers nationwide are still reeling from the attack that killed five police officers in Dallas last week.

It was unclear whether anyone else was shot during the encounter. Bailey said that "several" civilians were hurt in the incident, but he did not say whether they sustained gunshot wounds. All of them are in stable condition at Lakeland, he said.

"They went for shelter once the shooting occurred and other brave officers were able to come to their rescue and take the shooter down," Bailey said.

 

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