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2 shot at Belgian courthouse

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • News agency: Perpetrator of shooting, who fled, now being sought
  • Incident happened at courthouse in Belgian capital

(CNN) -- Two people have been shot and killed at a courthouse in Brussels, Belgium, police and Belgian news outlets said Thursday.

Police said only that there were two victims and that a news conference was planned for 2 p.m. (8 a.m. ET).

The victims were a female judge who was close to retirement and a court clerk, broadcaster VRT reported. Both were shot in the head, VRT said.

A nearby school was evacuated as the manhunt continued, VRT said.