Shooting at Arizona courthouse claims 2 women

HOLBROOK, Ariz. (AP) — Two women were killed and suspect was taken into custody Tuesday evening following a shooting outside a courthouse in eastern Arizona, authorities said.

Navajo County sheriff’s deputies and local law enforcement responded to the courthouse in Holbrook and found the two victims. Both died from their wounds.

Authorities said the shooting appears to have been prompted by a dispute that stemmed from a custody hearing earlier in the day. Investigators did not immediately release any details about the hearing or the dispute.

“We don’t know the specifics of it,” said county government spokesman Adam Wolfe. “It appears to be a personal motive. This is not a mass shooting attempt.”

The names of the victims and the suspect were not immediately released.

The shooting happened near the end of the work day when the suspect met the two victims outside near the entrance of the courthouse. The incident forced the building to be locked down, but no employees were injured.

Deputies eventually allowed workers to leave Tuesday evening.

Members of the Navajo County homicide task force were at the courthouse late Tuesday combing over the crime scene.

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