Two women killed outside Arizona courthouse after custody hearing

Authorities in Arizona said Tuesday evening that two women were shot and killed at the entrance of a courthouse following a hearing involving a custody dispute.

Navajo County sheriff’s deputies and local authorities responded to the courthouse in Holbrook and found the two victims. Both died from their wounds.

County officials said a suspect was taken into custody. The suspect’s identity wasn’t immediately released.

According to AZ Family, county officials said there was a court hearing regarding the custody of two children. The hearing didn’t go the way the suspect wanted and deputies said he went to his vehicle and retrieved a gun before opening fire and shooting the two women.

No other injuries were reported and the sheriff’s deputies allowed county workers to leave the complex as homicide investigators worked at the scene.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of the victims.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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