2 Women Fatally Killed In New Castle County Courthouse Shooting

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By: / February 11, 2013

Earlier today, authorities in Delaware responded to reports of gunfire inside the New Castle County Courthouse, as reported by Delaware Online.

Among those fatally injured were two women—one being the shooter’s estranged wife. Two police officers were also hurt in the incident, however their injuries are non-fatal. NBC Philadelphia confirmed with authorities that the shooter has been killed.

More details on the shooting, via Associated Press:

“The mayor of Wilmington, Del., says a man suspected of killing his wife and wounding two others at the New Castle County Courthouse is dead.

Wilmington Mayor Dennis Williams said Monday in a telephone interview that the shooter was killed by police. Williams says he was told the shooter shot and killed his wife and wounded two other people at approximately 8:10 a.m. Williams says the couple were estranged.

A Wilmington police spokesman said earlier in the day that three people were shot. Cpl. Jamaine Crawford said he did not know the condition of the people who were shot.”

It was unclear whether the shooter was killed by Capitol Police officers or he took his own life, according to state police spokesman Sgt. Paul Shavack. Police are still trying to determine his identity and the identities of the victims. Multiple schools in Wilmington, Del., have been placed on lockdown.

We’ll keep you guys updates on any developments in this story.