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Gunman Fires at US Courthouse

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service says a man with an assault-type rifle fired 15 to 20 shots at the federal courthouse in Wheeling. W.Va., before security officers returned fire, critically wounding the man.

Chief deputy Mike Claxton of the Marshals Service in northern West Virginia says one officer was hurt by shattered glass inside the courthouse during Wednesday's shooting but no other injuries were reported.

Claxton says the gunman was in a parking lot across from the courthouse downtown. He says officials are attempting to determine a motive.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Photo Credit: Police on the scene of a shooting at the federal courthouse in Wheeling, W. Va. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
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