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1 dead, 1 injured in courthouse shooting

Published:Wednesday | September 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP): A 67-year-old gunman opened fire in a Copenhagen courthouse yesterday, killing a lawyer and seriously wounding the father of his three-year-old grandchild in connection with a custody dispute, authorities said.

The victims were a 57-year-old lawyer and his client, a 31-year-old man who was in a custody battle with the gunman's daughter, police and court officials said.

The gunman was arrested nearby and police seized a rifle used in the shooting, officials said.

"It is a family tragedy, not an attack on the court or the legal system," said Soeren Axelsen, head of the Copenhagen City Court.

Authorities didn't release any names. The shooting happened in the Bailiff's court, which is part of the city court.