VANCOUVER -- A Veterans Affairs staff member and suspect were both injured in a shooting at the Center for Community Health in Vancouver Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The shooting happened just before 4 p.m., according to Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp. The Center for Community Health is located at 1601 East Fourth Plain Boulevard.
"We heard about four shots and then a loud noise," said employee Denise Martino.
"On the first shot I thought something fell down," added employee Ryan Treglown. "It was pretty clear it was a gun by the time of the third or fourth one."
The suspect, a 46-year-old woman, was caught by security guards and then taken into custody by deputies, said Sgt. Fred Nieman with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. The victim was identified as a 45-year-old man.
Neiman said no one else was in danger.
Both the employee and suspect were transported from the scene to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, according to American Medical Response. One of the victims had a gunshot wound, according to Nieman, but there were no other details released about the injuries.
Authorities have not yet released names of anyone involved in the shooting.
This was the second shooting in two days within just a couple miles in the Vancouver area. On Monday, a worker at the Benjamin Moore paint distribution center allegedly shot his boss and then himself.
Both people died in that shooting and the circumstances remain under investigation.