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Gunman Reportedly Opens Fire on Federal Courthouse in West Virginia Before Being Shot By Police

A gunman reportedly opened fire on a federal courthouse in West Virginia Wednesday afternoon before being shot and killed by authorities.

According to West Virginia Metro News, the gunman used a rifle and reloaded at least twice, before authorities returned fire fatally wounding the man. The outlet reported that no one was injured.

The Associated Press confirmed that a gunman had opened fire on the courthouse.

U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld identified the shooter as a former police officer, according to the Virginia Metro News.

“We were all working and heard gunshots outside the building,” Ihlenfeld said. ”Windows were struck.”

[sharequote align="center"]“We were all working and heard gunshots outside the building"[/sharequote]

Another witness, Carla Daniels, told West Virginia Metro News that she heard 25 to 30 shots fired.

“I saw a guy with a rifle and he was just pointing in toward the federal building and just shooting,” Daniels said. “After he fired so many shots, he reached down on the ground and he must have reloaded and he went back to shooting again.”

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