BREAKING: Veteran attempts to kill doctor at Florida VA clinic

The Bomb Squad from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office at the VA Outpatient Clinic in the Villages. (Villages News)

An active shooter was reported at a VA clinic in a central Florida community.

An armed, unidentified male veteran entered the VA Outpatient Clinic in The Villages on Tuesday morning and fired shots in an examination room, but no one was seriously injured.

According to one witness, a patient allegedly walked into the clinic with a gun with the intent on killing his doctor at 9:00 AM.

Dr. Todd Donahoe, the chief medical officer for the facility, said that at 9:08 a.m. there was “an active shooter situation involving gunfire.”

Donahoe was not able to confirm if the shooter was a patient at the clinic because of HIPPA laws.

A staff member at the VA clinic was reportedly able to intervene and prevented the VA clinic staffer from being harmed by the armed man.

Occupants in the building were evacuated as Marion County deputies and SWAT cleared the scene, according to Central Florida Wire.

The Marion County Fire Rescue, their bomb squad and HAZMAT units also responded to the scene.

 According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the shooter is in custody and the situation is has been contained.

The FBI has assumed control of the investigation and deputies are assisting agents during the investigation.

The clinic was shut down for the remainder of the day, but was expected to reopen on Wednesday.

Authorities said that no one was injured during the shooting and a motive has yet to be determined.

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