Gunwoman wounds employee at Washington
state health office
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[February 05, 2014]
(Reuters) — A
46-year-old woman opened fire in a medical building on a U.S. Department
of Veterans Affairs campus in southern Washington state on Tuesday,
wounding an employee, officials said.
The gunfire erupted at about 4 p.m. local time
on the fourth floor of a medical building on the Vancouver Campus of the
Portland (Veterans Affairs) Medical Center, near Portland, Oregon, according to
the Clark County Sheriff's Office.
The 45-year-old male staff member who was shot and the suspect were both taken
to a local medical facility for treatment, officials said. The woman's motive
was not clear.
The shooting happened in a building which offers mental health and substance
abuse treatment and other services, according to the website of the 50-acre
Evening clinics were canceled in parts of the campus, which would be open on
Wednesday, officials said.
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle;
editing by Alistair Lyon)
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