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Short fired in Milan courthouse, 2 reported hit but no word on condition

  • A woman cries as she is evacuated from the tribunal building in Milan, Italy, after a shooting was reported inside a courtroom Thursday, April 9, 2015. Italy's interior minister says the gunman who opened fire in Milan's courthouse has been detained as he tried to flee.  At least one judge was shot and killed Thursday morning by the gunman, who was in the courthouse for a bankruptcy proceeding. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    A woman cries as she is evacuated from the tribunal building in Milan, Italy, after a shooting was reported inside a courtroom Thursday, April 9, 2015. Italy's interior minister says the gunman who opened fire in Milan's courthouse has been detained as he tried to flee. At least one judge was shot and killed Thursday morning by the gunman, who was in the courthouse for a bankruptcy proceeding. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rescuers and police help an injured man outside the tribunal building in Milan, Italy, after a shooting erupted inside a courtroom Thursday, April 9, 2015. Italy's interior minister says the gunman who opened fire in Milan's courthouse has been detained as he tried to flee.  At least one judge was shot and killed Thursday morning by the gunman, who was in the courthouse for a bankruptcy proceeding. (AP Photo/Daniel Dal Zennaro, ANSA) ITALY OUT

    Rescuers and police help an injured man outside the tribunal building in Milan, Italy, after a shooting erupted inside a courtroom Thursday, April 9, 2015. Italy's interior minister says the gunman who opened fire in Milan's courthouse has been detained as he tried to flee. At least one judge was shot and killed Thursday morning by the gunman, who was in the courthouse for a bankruptcy proceeding. (AP Photo/Daniel Dal Zennaro, ANSA) ITALY OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Policemen run out of the tribunal building in Milan, Italy, after a shooting was reported inside a courtroom Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Policemen run out of the tribunal building in Milan, Italy, after a shooting was reported inside a courtroom Thursday, April 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)  (The Associated Press)

Italy's ANSA news agency reports that a man has opened fire in Milan's courthouse and at least two persons are believed to have been hit. There was no word on their condition.

ANSA quoted the president of the appeals court, Giovanni Canzio, as saying there was more than one victim. The building has been evacuated.

The shooter is believed to be at large.