VANCOUVER, Wash. – One person was shot at a government building complex in Vancouver Tuesday afternoon and a suspect was detained, according to the Vancouver Police Department.
According to Dan Harris, spokesman for the Portland Veterans Administration, the building where the shooting occurred is on the Vancouver campus of the Portland VA Medical Center.
That building is in the 1600 block of East Fourth Plain Boulevard.
The shooting occurred on the fourth floor of Building 17, which is the Center for Community Health.
Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says the person shot suffered a non-life threatening injury. She also says the suspect was injured while security detained her. She was held down by several people.
Kapp says no one else is being sought.
According to a Clark County sheriff's spokesman, two people were injured but he could not confirm if they were both shot. Both of those people were taken to the hospital.
The complex is in lockdown so witnesses can be interviewed, and staff was moved to another building to be questioned.
According to KATU's news partners at The Columbian, the shooting happened just before 4 p.m. and started as a weapons disturbance.
The newspaper is also reporting that an armed employee reportedly held the suspect down.
The newspaper says the suspect is a middle-aged woman with blond hair and wearing gray pants and a blue blouse.
A large police response has responded and surrounded the building.
This is a breaking news story and will be update.