10/28/2014 12:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Nash County Courthouse Locked Down After Shooting (UPDATED)

Two men were wounded in a shooting outside of Nash County Courthouse in Nashville, North Carolina, Tuesday morning.

UPDATE: One suspect in the shooting was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon, the Associated Press reports.


A lockdown at the courthouse was lifted at around 2 p.m., according to WITN. Police were still searching for two suspects -- a black man and a man of unknown race -- who they believe fled in a white car.

The two victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Witness Sara McMakin told the Rocky Mount Telegram she heard five shots fired around 11 a.m.

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The motive of the shooting is unclear, though Sheriff Dick Jenkins told WCNC he suspected it was "senseless."

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