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Man shoots and kills his wife inside Delaware courthouse

By Mason White 6:00 PM February 11, 2013
Delaware courthouse shooting 

By: Sarah Weiss
(Scroll down for video) A man was killed after he opened fire inside a Delaware court house that killed his wife along with several others, according to court officials in Delaware.

A spokesperson for the Delaware State Police said that three people were killed in a shootout at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington.

Officials described the situation as a violent shootout, according to reports. According to investigators, the gunman entered the courthouse lobby, pulled out a gun and opened fire.

According Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams, the wife of the suspect and a second unidentified woman were shot dead by the gunman. Williams said that the suspected gunman was killed by police officer.

Two police officers were wounded during the shooting and were taken to Christiana Hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.

Williams said he was told that the shooting took place around 8:10 am Monday.
Hours after the shooting, there was still a heavy police presence around the courthouse and the streets were blocked.

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