On Monday, a gunman opened fire at the federal courthouse in Las Vegas, killing a court security officer and seriously wounding a deputy U.S. marshal. The shooting began at about 8 a.m. in the lobby of the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse, which is home to 16 federal judges, as well as U.S. Sens. John Ensign and Harry Reid, who were not in their offices at the time of the shooting.
The gunman was shot and killed at the scene. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Las Vegas Sun, the shooter, identified as Johnny Lee Wicks, had filed a racial discrimination suit in 2008 after the U.S. Social Security Administration reduced his benefits.
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