THE VILLAGES – Marion County Deputies along with SWAT and FBI were called out to the VA Clinic in The Villages located at 8700 SE 165th Mulberry Lane early Tuesday morning in response to an active shooter incident.
According to one witness, a patient allegedly walked into the clinic early Tuesday morning with a gun with the intent on killing his doctor.
A single shot was fired according to the witness, however, the shooter missed and was taken down.
Occupants in the building were evacuated as Marion County deputies and SWAT cleared the scene.
According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the shooter is in custody and the situation is has been contained.
The FBI has assumed control of the investigation and deputies are assisting agents during the investigation.
Officials are urging all residents to avoid the area to prevent any further traffic congestion.