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Gun fired at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Ohio

By Marcina Zaccaria ,

A firearm was discharged in a break room where a Veterans Affairs hospital employee and a retired worker were struggling.

According to the Associated Press, Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl reportedly said the 61 year-old hospital employee sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle. The suspected gunman, Neil Moore, 59, was taken into custody at a hospital a few miles away.

Police Chief Richard Biehl told the Associated Press, "Somehow he was able to get from here to there."

The two men who were involved in the case appeared to know each other. Police do not know exactly what the circumstances were that lead to the shooting.

Police officers believe the suspect was the only shooter, and they did go to each room to ensure safe re-entry. Several buildings located on the hospital property were immediately evacuated, according to WTOV9.

Veterans are able to receive "medical, mental health, and nursing home care" from the hospital, the Associated Press reported. This isn’t the first time the hospital has had this kind of upsetting incident.

Outside the same hospital four years ago, an Iraq War Army veteran shot and killed himself. He was wearing military fatigues at the time.

 

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