Man Guns Down Judge and Clerk in Belgian Court

Nearby school closed as police hunt for suspect
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 3, 2010 8:36 AM CDT
Man Guns Down Judge and Clerk in Belgian Court
An as-yet unidentified man shot a judge and a clerk at a courthouse in Brussels today.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A female judge and a court clerk were shot dead earlier this morning in the middle of a session in Belgium's main court in Brussels, the BBC reports. Shots were heard ringing out from the Palais de Justice at about 11:15am local time (4:15 ET). The victims were both shot in the head. The suspect fled on foot, and is still at large. Police are hunting him, and have evacuated a nearby school as part of the search, according to CNN. (Read more shooting stories.)

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