No one hurt in shooting at Central Florida VA hospital
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THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) - A staff member at a Veterans Affairs hospital in The Villages retirement community in central Florida prevented a shooter from harming anyone when he opened fired.
The man, later identified by FBI agents as Stephen Cometa, 60, entered The Villages Outpatient Clinic with a concealed weapon around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, knocked on an examining room door and pointed the gun at someone in the examining room after being let in. Shots were fired but Cometa was disarmed by staff members and patients, and held until additional law enforcement officers arrived and took him into custody.
The chief medical officer for the clinic, Dr. Todd Donahoe, says there were between 350 and 400 people inside the building.