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Gunman opens fire outside Okla. courthouse, 3 shot

An aerial view of the Tulsa courthouse where a gunman opened fire Wednesday KOTV

An aerial view of the Tulsa courthouse where a gunman opened fire Wednesday
KOTV

(CBS/AP/KOTV) TULSA, Okla. - A gunman who opened fire outside the Tulsa County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon is now in custody after being shot by police. 

Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies told CBS affiliate KOTV that a man on the plaza between the courthouse and the library started shooting a gun into the air. Deputies on duty at the courthouse confronted the man and shot him.

"During the course of exchange of gunfire, an innocent bystander was hit," police spokesman Leland Ashley said. He said the injuries to the deputy and the bystander did not appear life-threatening.

Library Chief Executive Officer Gary Shaffer told The Associated Press he was returning from lunch when he saw emergency vehicles. A man who appeared to have been shot in the leg was wheeled out of the library by paramedics.

Shaffer said it was unclear if the man, who he said was unconscious, ran into the library after getting shot or if he was shot in the library. There was broken glass in the library from an apparent bullet.

No names were immediately released.

Emergency Medical Services Authority Capt. Chris Stevens said one man was taken to a hospital in critical condition and that two other people were hospitalized. One person was in serious condition while the other individual was in fair condition.

  • Crimesider Staff

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