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3 shot in Cook County Court

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DULUTH, Minn. -- The Cook County Sheriff's Office has reported that three victims were hit by gunfire in the Grand Marais courthouse just after 4 p.m. Thursday.

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One victim was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary's Medical Center, one was hospitalized in the Cook County North Shore Hospital in Grand Marais, and one victim was treated and released.

The victim taken to Essentia, Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell, was listed in stable condition as of 8 p.m. Thursday. The conditions of the other victims, a baliff and another unidentified person, were not available as press time Thursday evening.

One suspect is in custody. Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk said authorities are not seeking any other suspects.

The shootings occurred between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Grand Marais.

Gary Schlienz, of Grand Marais, said the suspect probably is his son, 42-year-old Daniel Schlienz, a former professional boxer in Duluth.

Daniel Schlienz was the defendant in a criminal sexual conduct case that was being heard in the Grand Marais courthouse Thursday, according to court records. Gary Schlienz said he went to the courthouse, where he was told this son was responsible for the shooting.

Stodghill and Stahl are reporters for the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune, which is owned by Forum Communications Co.

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