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RENO, Nev. - Nevada police are searching for a sniper around a Reno courthouse. Officials say Judge Chuck Weller was shot in the chest as he stood near a window on the third floor of the building.

A Reno police spokesman tells The Associated Press the judge was rushed by ambulance to a hospital. Police are searching nearby parking garages for the shooter and are searching the courthouse as well. Several blocks around the Washoe County courthouse complex have been shut down and a SWAT team is on the scene. Officers are conducting a floor-by-floor search of the Mills Lane Justice Center as well as neighboring parking garages on the edge of Reno's downtown casino district.

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