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Federal Courthouse employees evacuate as police investigate a shooting inside the Federal Courthouse, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The shooting has left at least one person injured, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney said. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Hugh Carey)

A man appearing before a federal judge in Salt Lake City was shot and critically wounded after he rushed the witness stand.

A U.S. marshal shot the defendant, Siale Angilau, at least once in the chest.

Angilau was one of 17 suspected gang members facing racketeering charges.

According to KSL, police responded to a shooting inside a courtroom.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office of Utah said the shooting took place in a hearing.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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