Judge among three dead after Milan courthouse shooting, gunman arrested

Official says 'more than one victim'

(ANSA) - Milan, April 9 - Bankruptcy judge Fernando Ciampi is among three people who are dead after a gunman opened fire at Milan's courthouse building on Thursday.

The gunman, named as Claudio Giardiello, was arrested at Vimercate, near Monza, by Carabinieri police after trying to flee on a motorbike, Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said.

Investigative sources said there were three victims after Giovanni Canzio, the president of Milan's appeals court, announced Ciampi was dead. 

Ciampi was killed inside his office, sources said.

The second person killed was a lawyer named as Lorenzo Alberto Claris Appiani. The third victim showed no signs of being hit by a firearm and may have suffered a heart attack during the incident.

Two others were injured, including one person who is in a critical condition in hospital.

Giardiello is an Italian facing bankruptcy charges who was dressed in a jacket and tie, the sources said.