At least three people are dead at the Berrien County Courthouse following a shooting, an employee at the county prosecutor’s office said, according to WZZM13.
Three people are dead and one person is injured, said the employee, who wished not to be named. Michigan State Police confirmed the shooting around 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 11.
Two of the people dead are court bailiffs. The other person dead is the shooter, the employee said.
State police have not confirmed those numbers nor the status of the shooter.
The employee at the prosecutor’s office said the courthouse is under lockdown, and employees are being kept in their offices.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder tweeted that police have secured the scene at the courthouse and have begun their investigation.
At least one person has taken to Twitter about the incident:
There's someone shooting at the third floor of the Berrien County Courthouse in St. Joseph, where I courier. I am safe and unharmed.
— Helena Bertinelli Step On Me Please (@IchBinErica) July 11, 2016