Around 2:30 p.m. shots were fired in the Berrien County Courthouse, in south-western Michigan. The news first broke when an employee tweeted a call for help.
There is an active shooting happening in the #BerrienCountyCourthouse please RT this is where I work.
— Zarya Stark (@IchBinErica) July 11, 2016
There has been an unconfirmed report that the shooter was being escorted from the courtroom when he grabbed a deputy’s gun and started shooting.
We mourn the lives that were taken by this act of violence, and our thoughts are with those affected and their loved ones.
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Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.