BULLETIN: 3 People Shot At Cook County Courthouse In Minnesota; Suspect In Custody, County Website Says; Prosecutor Is Among Victims, Newspaper Reports

BULLETIN: Three people were shot this afternoon at the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais, Minn., the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said.

Two gunshot victims were taken to Essentia Health Hospital in Duluth, St. Louis County, about 110 miles southwest of Grand Marais.  Their conditions are unknown, and their names were not released.

A third gunshot victim was treated at Cook County North Shore Hospital in Grand Marais and released, said Doug Neville, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

The Duluth News Tribune is reporting that Cook County Attorney Timothy Scannell is one of the shooting victims. Scannell is Cook County’s elected prosecutor. The AP is reporting that Scannell is in stable condition.

Precisely where the shooting took place in the courthouse and the motive behind the shooting were unclear. The courthouse will be closed tomorrow, the county said on its website.

The shootings occurred just after 4 p.m. local time, Neville said.

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2 Responses to “BULLETIN: 3 People Shot At Cook County Courthouse In Minnesota; Suspect In Custody, County Website Says; Prosecutor Is Among Victims, Newspaper Reports”

  1. From the Star Tribune:

    http://www.startribune.com/local/135699813.html

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  2. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety confirmed this morning that the alleged shooter was Daniel Schlienz, 42, Grand Marais.

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