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3 dead, 2 wounded at courthouse shooting in Delaware

A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a courthouse in Delaware, killing two women and wounding two police officers. (Source: WPVI) A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a courthouse in Delaware, killing two women and wounding two police officers. (Source: WPVI)

WILMINGTON, DE (RNN) - Two women were shot and killed when a gunman opened fire at the New Castle County Courthouse at about 8 a.m. ET.

Mayor Dennis Williams told media one of the women killed was the estranged wife of the gunman.

Investigators told CNN that a man entered the lobby and began shooting.

Two Capitol Police officers were also wounded and were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The alleged gunman was killed by police, according to Williams.

The police chief of Wilmington was scheduled to appear Monday in Philadelphia at a discussion on gun violence with Vice President Joe Biden.

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