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Woman slain, attorney wounded after quarrel

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MINNEAPOLIS — A woman involved in a property dispute opened fire Monday at a county government building, killing the woman she had quarreled with and wounding an attorney, authorities said.

The shooting took place on the 17th floor of the Hennepin County Government Center in an area of housing court commonly called "harassment court," where people often represent themselves as they seek to settle disputes.

Sheriff Pat McGowan said investigators believed the shooting was motivated by a property dispute between the two women. It was not immediately known if the injured attorney was representing either woman.