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Curtis Gorny Wounds Two in Shooting Outside of South Carolina Courthouse

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A man opened fire in front of a South Carolina courthouse on Wednesday, wounding two people and the leading police on a 12-mile chase before finally being arrested.

According to CBS News, Curtis Gorny was at the courthouse because of a paternity dispute with 21-year-old Olivia Weaver. Weaver was shot in the face and torso. Her stepfather, Johnnie Nolan, was the other person that was wounded during the shooting.

Luckily the child who was the subject of the paternity dispute was not at the courthouse at the time of the shooting. The exact conditions of Nolan and Weaver are not known at this time but it has been reported that Weaver was taken to the hospital.

After gunfire erupted outside the courthouse, Gorny fled from police officers and fired at them from his vehicle. Eventually he was forced to drive into a ditch. It doesn’t appear that anyone else was injured during the chase. Before the shooting and chase, Gorny was allegedley at the courthouse in order to take a paternity test. 

Authorities say that this shooting comes just two days after a Delaware man who was involved in a bitter family custody battle of his own also chose to use a gun to resolve it. That man’s dispute led to him fatally shooting his ex-daughter-in-law and another woman at a Delaware courthouse before ultimately killing himself.

Gorny, who is in his 50s, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder. Upon their review of patrol car video and other evidence from the chase, investigators said more charges are likely. After his arrest, Gorny was being held at the Chesterfield County jail and it wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

Source: (CBS News)