Patient shoots doctor in Florida VA hospital ER

Second medical staffer suffers graze wound

A shooting was reported at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in West Palm Beach on Wednesday night, according to ABC 25 WPBF local news.

Police confirmed the shooting according to a reporter on the scene:

Sources told WPTV a doctor was shot inside the ER by a patient, that the shooter had been detained and the gun was located.

An employee told CBS 12 News that they were under lockdown for two hours.

"The FBI called the doctor ‘heroic’ in his effort to disarm the patient," according to an update in the Palm Beach Post, adding that a second medical staffer suffered a graze wound.

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