A shooting at a Delaware courthouse in Wilmington, home to the state’s Chancery Court, resulted in the deaths of at least three people, including the gunman, in a confrontation police and court officials said stemmed from a custody dispute.
Five people were shot in the incident, state police Sergeant Paul G. Shavack said today in an interview. Police said it was unclear whether the two victims, both women, were shot by the assailant, a man, or by police. One of the women, the wife of the assailant according to the Associated Press, was there to attend a custody hearing, court official David Grimaldi said.
The shooter walked into the courthouse lobby and was confronted by police, sparking the exchange of gunfire, police said. The incident stemmed from a domestic dispute involving the gunman and his wife, said a person with direct knowledge of the matter who asked not to be identified.