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Gunman, Another Person Dead in Shooting at Veterans' Clinic

Tuesday, 06 January 2015 07:47 PM

A gunman opened fire at a veterans' medical clinic in West Texas on Tuesday, killing one other person, officials said. The gunman was also killed.

Investigators did not say whether the gunman killed himself or was killed by someone else. They also did not provide any details on the victim or provide a motive for the shooting.

Fort Bliss Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty said the shooting happened at the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System's clinic. The VA clinic is in a complex that also includes the William Beaumont Army Medical Center.

Douglas Lindquist, special agent in charge of the FBI's El Paso Division, said there are hundreds of potential witnesses, most of whom were seeking medical care when the shooting happened. The FBI will be interviewing those witnesses, he said.

The VA clinic came under scrutiny last year after a federal audit showed it had some of the nation's longest wait times for veterans trying to see a doctor for the first time.

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