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Pics, updates: Shooting at Wilmington, Del. courthouse; Multiple injuries!/stevebruskCNN/status/300967385651884032

Reports are coming in of a shooting at a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware.

Twitter users and news outlets report from on-the-scene; the number of injured remains unconfirmed.

RT @kaciefox29 WILMINGTON, DE – Courthouse Shooting: Walnut St closed btwn 4th & 7th | ALT: N. Market St, N. Pine St #TRAFFOX

— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) February 11, 2013

Wilmington police say 3 people were shot at courthouse – including a security officer- gunman in custody. No word on condition of shooter.

— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) February 11, 2013

BREAKING: Shooting at NCCo Courthousein #WilmDE. Reports: 5 shot, 1 dead. Suspect in custody. #NetDE

— Amy Cherry (@acherry13) February 11, 2013

Wilmington Police confirm several injuries in Courthouse shooting.

— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) February 11, 2013

Shooting inside a courthouse in Wilmington, Delaware. Several people reportedly hurt. #6abc #BREAKING

— John Infanti (@John6abc) February 11, 2013

Courthouse shooting in Wilmington…

— Ty’aire (@TigerTech22) February 11, 2013

RT @newsbreaker: BREAKING: Deputy clerk of Wilmington, DE court: At least 5 shots in courthouse; report gunman came into lobby shooting.

— PJ Swan (@pjswan) February 11, 2013

Twitchy will continue to monitor this situation and update with further developments.


Big shooting at the courthouse this morning. @ Chase Bank USA, N.A.

— Keith Williamson (@ChiefEm) February 11, 2013

Whole place locked down courthouse…

— Jay Nyce (@JayNyce1017) February 11, 2013

Courthouse right now thanks to TJ

— lockurgirlsheart (@Blkndyellowgang) February 11, 2013

Could see the scene in Wilmington from Amtrak, at least a dozen cop cars…

— Colby Itkowitz (@DCMorningCall) February 11, 2013

It’s crazy outside my job right now. Folks are shot inside the courthouse. Please pray!…

— T. Terrell (@T_Terrell6) February 11, 2013

There was a courthouse shooting in Wilmington, DE this morning. Reports say the shooter is dead. Please keep the situation in your prayers.

— Christine O’Donnell (@ChristineOD) February 11, 2013

There are still conflicting reports about the shooter as well.

So is the suspect dead or in custody in Wilmington? Seeing conflicting reports.

— Official80sBaby (@MikeGrierJr) February 11, 2013

Dang dude just started shooting in Wilmington court house…

— Sam Smith (@Check_Sam_Out) February 11, 2013

All you hear is sirens…. He dead now though smh

— Sam Smith (@Check_Sam_Out) February 11, 2013

@mane_gotsoul 5 ppl shot 2 were cops . Crazy inside the court house

— Sam Smith (@Check_Sam_Out) February 11, 2013

And now confirmation is coming in that the shooter is dead.

#BREAKING: Police confirm the shooter is dead

— NBC10 Philadelphia (@NBCPhiladelphia) February 11, 2013

Police spokesman says #Wilmington #courthouse shooter was killed by Capitol Police officers.

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 11, 2013

Update: A Twitter user was on the scene and provided a detailed and harrowing report from the scene.

Update: Another death confirmed.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) – Mayor: Suspected courthouse shooter killed wife, injured 2 before being killed by police.

— Fred Cunningham (@fredontv) February 11, 2013


Wilmington, Del., courthouse shooting leaves 3 dead: 2 women, including shooters’ ex-wife, & shooter himself.

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 11, 2013

The alleged shooter has been identified as David T. Matusiewicz. His ex-wife was one of the other victims.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the victims and their loved ones.


Matusiewicz, the shooter, was able to obtain a gun despite having been convicted of a felony.


Some outlets are reporting that the shooter was, in fact, Thomas Matusiewicz, father of David Matusiewicz. Information is still conflicting.

Update, 2/12/2013:

The Associated Press reports that David Matusiewicz is is custody on a “federal probation technicality.” The gunman’s name has not been released by authorities, but police have confirmed the shooter is dead. reports that the shooter was Thomas Matusiewicz. While that has not been confirmed by police, it appears that initial media reports IDing his son, David Matusiewicz, as the killer were incorrect.

We will continue to monitor this story as it develops.

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