Breaking News: Deadly Shooting at Texas Courthouse

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Breaking news Wednesday out of Texas, where at least one person is dead in a shooting at a courthouse.

CNN reports that a man who was a defendant in a trial opened fire outside the courthouse in Jefferson County.

"There was a defendant on trial. It was break time, lunchtime, and he apparently shot three people, maybe four," Judge Larry Gist told the network.

Kevin Steele, a reporter for CNN affiliate KBMT, said witnesses report an elderly woman was killed, her dead body lying on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse. At least one of the people shot was a witness in the case against the man.

The gunman is in police custody.