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Federal officer, gunman die in shootout


Federal officer, gunman die in shootout

Another officer wounded in lobby of federal building

  • NBC, msnbc.com and news services
  • updated 1:22 p.m. ET, Mon., Jan. 4, 2010

LAS VEGAS - A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building on Monday, wounding two federal agents, one of whom later died, a hospital spokesman said. The FBI said the gunman was shot and killed.


Police and federal agents swarmed the multistory building, and paramedics wheeled at least two people out and down a ramp to ambulances. There was no immediate word on the identity of the shooter.


Las Vegas police spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said the gunman had been shot in the head.


"It looks like he went in there and just started unloading," Morgan said.


The building houses federal courts and offices for federal officials including U.S. Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign.

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