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(DAYTON, Ohio) — Police have a suspect in custody after a shooting on Monday at a Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the victim struggled with the shooter and suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle. The suspect in custody is 59-year-old Neil Moore, a former employee of the medical center.

The shooting was reported at about 12:15 p.m. and prompted a lockdown and a room-by-room search for the shooter. Officials closed down the VA center and told anyone who needed emergency care who was not already at the center that they should go elsewhere.

Moore managed to escape the hospital without detection, before being caught and arrested at another hospital, the Daily News said. The victim was treated on site before being transferred to Miami Valley Hospital.

Police did not immediately provide a possible motive for the shooting. Interviews with witnesses and further investigation were ongoing on Monday night.

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