Shots fired at courthouse in northeast Alabama


SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (AP) — UPDATE (9/19/19): The injured has been identified.

ORIGINAL STORY: Officials say one person has been hospitalized after a shooting at a courthouse in Alabama.

News outlets report the gunfire happened Wednesday at the Jackson County Courthouse in the northeast Alabama town of Scottsboro.
WAFF-TV reports Commission Chairman Tim Guffey says a man walked into the courthouse with a gun.

Scottsboro Fire Chief Gene Necklaus says one person was flown to a hospital after what he describes as a shooting involving a law enforcement officer.

The County Commission posted on its Facebook page that the courthouse is closed, but didn’t give any details.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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