Shots fired at New Castle County Courthouse

New Castle County CourthouseDelaware Online – by Damian Giletto, Cris Barrish and Sean O’Sullivan The News Journal

Shots were fired this morning at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, according to reports from the scene, and several injuries are reported but not confirmed.

Police are on the scene and reportedly still searching for the shooter.

Sandra Autman, deputy New Castle County prothonotary, says she and several other hysterical staff are holed up in their mezzanine office, one level below the lobby. She said employees heard at least five shots and reports that the gunman came into the lobby shooting.

She said employees reported to her that at least one person was shot.

Dozens of police cars are in the area, and streets are cordoned off for several blocks around the courthouse. Multiple ambulances and firetrucks also are on the scene.

Police have closed King Street at Ninth.

Mayor Dennis Williams arrived and was escorted into the building by police.

Police at the scene have thus far declined to release any information.

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