The Birmingham News is reporting that a shot was fired at the Hugo Black Federal Courthouse in downtown Birmingham. The incident is being reported as a possible suicide.
According to media reports, the shooting took place in a court clerk’s office on the first floor.
Later, rescue personnel were seen taking and older man, who is believed to be a courthouse employee, out of the building on a stretcher. Witnesses reported seeing a head wound
FOX 6 reports that the man was a courthouse employee and that he has died.
The courthouse is protected by metal detectors at the main entrances. It is not known at this time how the gun was brought into the building.