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(BEAUMONT, Texas) — A shooting at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Beaumont, Texas, has left at least one person dead and several others injured.

Rod Carroll, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department deputy, confirmed one fatality and several injuries to ABC News. Carroll said the shooting was part of a hostage situation at the courthouse.

A county employee told ABC News’ Beaumont affiliate KMBT that at least three people had been shot, but that there were possibly more victims. The employee also said that the victims were visitors, not courthouse employees.

The people involved were reportedly scheduled for an afternoon hearing at the courthouse, according to ABC News’ Houston affiliate KTRK.

The shooting reportedly occurred outside the courthouse, near the entrance.  

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