One killed, gunman dead at VA hospital near William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas

Posted at 6:22 PM, Jan 06, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-06 21:24:29-05

A gunman shot a doctor and then killed himself at a VA clinic near the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas, The El Paso Times reports. The hospital serves Fort Bliss.

"Everything is under control and there is no immediate threat for Fort Bliss or the local community," said Major General Stephen Twitty at a Tuesday press conference.

Officials did not answer any questions. The identity of the shooter and the deceased were not named and no motive was disclosed. The FBI will lead an investigation with support from the U.S. Army.

The incident occurred at about 3:15 p.m MST Tuesday. The facility was on lockdown and nearby streets were closed off as police surrounded the building.

Local news tweeted photos of the scene:

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on twitter at @GavinStern.