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Shooting At VA Hospital In Texas; Reports Of Injuries

Posted by on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 @ 7:45 pm.

     @MorganWinsorIBT  on January 06 2015 7:49 PM

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A West Texas military hospital was on lockdown Tuesday night after an “active shooter” was confirmed in the area, according to several media outlets. The El Paso Times reported a doctor at the El Paso VA Health Care System was shot by the gunman, who then took his own life. CNN reported two individuals were injured and the shooter was killed by a self-inflicted wound. Authorities told NBC News the situation is "under control." Officials told the El Paso Times the information is preliminary and the investigation is ongoing.

The entire hospital complex, including the adjacent the William Beaumont Army Medical Center and the Fort Bliss Army base, were placed under lockdown, Fort Bliss spokesman Gil Telles told the Associated Press.

The shooting was initially reported at the WBAMC, but officials told the El Paso Times no shooting occurred there. The VA clinic is attached to the WBAMC through a corridor, and the shooter appears to have entered one of the two buildings, according to KTSM news station in El Paso.

Witnesses said there’s a heavy police presence in the area and traffic has come to a stop. Police are assisting Fort Bliss officials with traffic control, according to....

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