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Gunman Opens Fire in NY Courthouse, Court Officer Wounded

After an exchange of gunfire in a Middletown, N.Y. courthouse today, a gunman was killed and a court officer was wounded.

Police reported that a man walked into the lobby with a shotgun and opened fire, according to a CBS2 news report. Another TV station,  NBC New York,  reported that the shooter had legal troubles in the past and had a dispute with the mayor.

After entering the vestibule outside City Court, the gunman opened fire toward two New York State court officers who were near the entrance, according to a Middletown Times Herald-Record article. One of the court officers was hit in the arm; the officers returned fire.

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