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Shooting near Texas courthouse: 1 dead, 3 wounded

The gunman was injured in the incident outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, about 80 miles east of Houston, and has been hospitalized, Beaumont Police Officer Doug Kibodeaux said.

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A man on his way to court with family members opened fire outside a SoutheastTexas courthouse Wednesday, killing one person and wounding at least three others, police said.

The gunman was injured in the incident outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, about 80 miles east of Houston, and has been hospitalized, Beaumont Police Officer Doug Kibodeaux said.

Kibodeaux would not say why the suspect came to the courthouse with his family Wednesday morning, but said the man opened fire and shot several rounds in front of the building. It was not immediately clear what kind of weapon was used.

Three people were injured, Kibodeaux said. One of the victims was further injured when the suspect hit her with his truck while trying to escape, he said.

KFDM-TV reported that emergency personnel Wednesday afternoon surrounded the downtown courthouse, located near the Port of Beaumont. Officers in the courthouse were locked down.

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