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Gunman, Victim Dead in Shooting at Texas Veterans Affairs Clinic

Police officers guard an entrance to the Beaumont Army Medical Center/El Paso VA campus during the search for a gunman Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Victor Calzada)

A victim and the gunman were left dead Tuesday after a shooting at a Veterans Affairs clinic in El Paso, Texas, military officials said.

Speaking at an evening press conference, Fort Bliss Commanding General Stephen M. Twitty said authorities responded to a reported shooting within the William Beaumont Army Medical Center just after 3:00 p.m. local time.

Police officers guard an entrance to the Beaumont Army Medical Center/El Paso VA campus during the search for a gunman Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/The El Paso Times, Victor Calzada)

A spokesperson for the FBI said the federal law-enforcement agency would handle the investigation moving forward and added that there were hundreds of witnesses.

The El Paso Times reported earlier that a doctor was shot and that the shooter committed suicide.

Other information was not immediately available.

Last update at 9:16 p.m. ET.

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