- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - A staff member at a Veterans Affairs hospital in The Villages retirement community in central Florida prevented a shooter from harming anyone when he opened fired.

The Ocala Star Banner (https://bit.ly/2htZB7q )reports that the man entered The Villages Outpatient Clinic with a concealed weapon, knocked on an examining room door and pointed the gun at someone in the examining room after being let in.

Shots were fired but the staffer prevented anyone from being hit.

The newspaper says the FBI hasn’t yet identified the man or said if he was a patient at the clinic. Authorities also haven’t disclosed a motive.

The shooter was taken into custody.

The chief medical officer for the clinic, Dr. Todd Donahoe, says there were between 350 and 400 people inside the building.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, https://www.starbanner.com/


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