Shots Fired At Dayton VA Medical Center

By
Atish Baidya

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Updated Mon, May 5, 2014 4:25 pm
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Photo of the suspected shooter being taken into custody

UPDATE 4:00 p.m. A city official says a suspect is in police custody after a shooting at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Ohio that left one person with a minor injury.

Officials have identifed the suspect as 59-year-old Neil Moore who is a former employee of the medical center.

Moore was taken into custody Monday afternoon after someone dropped him off at a nearby hospital.

The shooting victim has been identified as 61-year-old Paul Burnside.  He suffered a single gunshot wound while struggling with Moore over the weapon, according to police.

The VA Center has been closed to the public for the remainder of the day.


Authorities say a suspect accused of firing shots inside the Dayton VA Medical Center is in custody at an area hospital.

Media outlets are reporting police responded to a call about an active shooter around 12:15 p.m. Monday.

Offices on the campus of the medical center were placed on lockdown according to reports from WHIO-TV.

There are no reports of any injuries because of the shooting.

A press conference is expected to be held soon.

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