Updated - Oct. 10 at 7:15 a.m. - The gunman that shot at the federal building in Wheeling, West Virginia on Wednesday has been identified. He was a retired police officer from the Wheeling Police Department. He was 55-year-old Thomas J. Picard, a veteran of the police force for more than 20 years. He was killed when the authorities returned fire.

In the story from News 10 ABC, Picard was armed with a handgun and an assault weapon. The incident is still being investigated. Authorities are still not really sure if Picard had anyone in particular that was targeted, or why he chose this building.


There are reports of a man fired 15 to 20 shots at a federal courthouse in Wheeling, West Virginia.

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In story from News 10 ABC, security officers fired back at the man and wounded him. Officials are still investigating what happened and why the man shot at the building.

The only other injuries that we heard about involved an officer was injured by some shattered glass inside the courthouse.