Several shot at judge’s office in Pennsylvania town — reports

Several people have been shot at a magistrate’s court near Pittsburgh, including one police officer, local media reports. The suspect has been apprehended.

The shooting occurred at the offices of Magisterial District Judge Daniel Shimshock, local outlet the Herald-Standard reports. The office was holding preliminary hearings this afternoon, according to the court schedule.

The nearby Masontown Elementary School has been placed on a soft lockdown. State police are at the school and children are being released to their parents. Students who attend a local middle school are being transported to a nearby fire station where they can be picked up by their parents.

The Fayette County coroner has been called the scene following the shooting.

The shooting occurred in Masontown, a small community with a population of about 3,450 at the 2010 census. It is located 65 miles from Pittsburgh and is considered part of the city’s metro area.

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