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According to the FBI, one female suspect was quickly detained and arrested by VA police. Fayetteville Police Department officers said they assisted with the investigation as well.
A representative for the FBI said this was not an active shooter situation and investigators do not believe there is any threat to public safety at this time.
The FBI said no other patients or staff were in the area when the shooting happened.
The VA will remain open for veterans with alternative entrance until the FBI completes its investigation.
BREAKING: @FayettevillePD confirms they responded to a shooting inside a foyer of the VA Medical Center along Ramsey Street this afternoon. They tell us one person was detained. No word on injuries. We’re working to gather more details. @ABC11_WTVD pic.twitter.com/o9tkyF7Law— Michael Lozano (@MLozanoABC11) February 7, 2020
A male victim was taken to the hospital, his condition is currently unknown.
ABC11 is still working to learn the name of the alleged shooter at this time.
We continue to learn more about this ongoing story. Please check back for updates.