MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Two law enforcement officers and two civilians were wounded and police said early Sunday morning that they believe they have the shooter cornered in a church.
Police declined to release the condition of the people who had been shot, and few details were immediately available.
David Duke, Moscow assistant police chief, said a city police officer and a Latah County sheriff's deputy were shot late Saturday night or early Sunday morning near downtown.
Two civilians were also shot.
Duke said the victims were shot with automatic weapons.
Dozens of law enforcement officers surrounded the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Moscow, where the shooter or shooters are believed to be, Duke said.
The incident began around 11 p.m. Saturday, when someone began shooting at the Latah County Courthouse, Duke said.
Streets in the area have been barricaded and residents have been told to stay inside their homes.
Moscow, a community of about 20,000 people that is home to the University of Idaho, is located 80 miles south of Spokane, Washington