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Doctor shot at VA hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.

West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. (Veterans Health/Flickr)

An employee was shot Wednesday evening at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., the VA confirmed.

An emergency room doctor was shot in the neck by a double amputee in a wheelchair, according to local news station CBS12. A hospital tech was in the restroom with the shooter and saw him loading a weapon, the report said. When the tech went to seek help, the shooter came out of the restroom firing.

The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network confirmed in a statement that one VA employee was shot at about 6:20 p.m. The employee was taken to another hospital and was in stable condition Wednesday night.

Despite earlier reports of multiple people being wounded in the shooting, the VA said no one else was harmed.

The suspect was taken into custody, the VA said. No other details on the shooter were available Wednesday evening.

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The FBI is leading the investigation.

The VA said the facility was secure and there would be no disruption Thursday to scheduled appointments.

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