An elderly woman is confirmed dead, and three other were injured
Alleged gunman Bartholomew Granger shot his first victim outside the entrance to Jefferson County Courthouse
A father accused of sexually abusing his mentally disabled daughter today gunned down four people outside the courthouse where he was standing trial, leaving one woman dead.
Bartholomew Granger, 41, shot his alleged victim and other members of her family as they stood just outside Jefferson County Courthouse, in Beaumont, Texas, during the lunch recess. The dead victim is believed to be an elderly woman. There are reports that a second person has died and two others are still being treated for their injuries. A third victim was apparently shot several times as she ran for cover at a clerk's office, according to KHOU.com. A fourth victim was shot two blocks away from the courthouse at a bus station, police say.
Granger took cover at the XCEL building two blocks from the courthouse and briefly held four people hostage, according to police. But Granger soon called police and said he would surrender in return for medical help.
He was rushed to the hospital with 'very serious injuries, according to police.