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• Gunman attack family of US federal judge Esther Salas

The FBI said it was looking for one suspect after a gunman posing as a delivery person shot and killed the 20-year-old son of a United States federal judge – who has presided over cases involving Deutsche Bank and financier Jeffery Epstein – and wounded her husband at their New Jersey home before fleeing, according to judiciary officials.

The gunman was posing as a delivery man

The shooting occurred Sunday evening at the North Brunswick home of US District Judge Esther Salas, and killed her son, Daniel, Chief District Judge Freda Wolfson told The Associated Press (AP). Her husband, defence lawyer Mark Anderl, was injured in the attack, Wolfson said.

Salas was in the basement at the time and was not injured, according to a judiciary official who was not authorised to comment and spoke anonymously to the AP. The perpetrator, believed to be a lone gunman posing as a FedEx delivery person, was not in custody, the official said. The US Marshals and the FBI said in a series of tweets that they are looking for one suspect in the shootings.

Investigators are examining a possible connection between the shooting and the body of a man found dead Monday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Sullivan County, New York, a law enforcement official said.

The man, an attorney from New York City, is being investigated in connection with the shooting, the law enforcement official and a judiciary official told the Associated Press. The man had appeared before the judge in the past, the officials said.

 

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