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Gunman Shoots Two Federal Marshals in Vegas

Monday, 04 Jan 2010 12:45 PM

 

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LAS VEGAS – Authorities say the gunman who shot two officers at a federal building in Las Vegas has been killed.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the victims included a deputy U.S. marshal and a court security officer. FBI Special Agent Joseph Dickey says the gunman died shortly after the shootout that happened around 8 a.m.

Police and federal agents swarmed the multi-story building that houses federal courts and offices for officials including U.S. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign.

The conditions of the officers and the identity of the shooter were not immediately known. Officials had initially said that both of the victims were marshals.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — At least two U.S. marshals were wounded Monday when a gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas, and the gunman was shot and apprehended at a building across the street, authorities said.

"We have two marshals down and a suspect in custody," Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Roxanna Lea Irwin said after the shooting ended at about 8 a.m.

Police and federal agents swarmed the multi-story building, and paramedics wheeled at least two people out and down a ramp to ambulances. There was no immediate word on the identity of the wounded shooter.

Las Vegas police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said the shooter had been shot in the head and apprehended near the federal building.

"It looks like he went in there and just started unloading, we don't know," Morgan said.

The multi-story building houses federal courts and offices for federal officials including U.S. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign.

Irwin said she saw shotgun casings on the floor of the lobby.

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