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.
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.