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1 Dead at Washington State Retirement Community by 80 Year Old Man, says AP

Women evacuate from Smith Tower Apartments with the help of law enforcement following an active shooter situation in downtown Vancouver, Wash., on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019.

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A man opened fire Thursday in the lobby of a building for senior residents, killing a man and wounding two women and then barricading himself inside his apartment before surrendering, police said.

The injuries of the wounded people were critical and they were taken to a hospital, fire department officials said.

The shooter was identified by police Thursday evening as 80-year-old Robert E. Breck, a resident of the 15-story Smith Tower building. Vancouver Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said he surrendered.

Breck was booked into Clark County Jail on suspicion of murder and attempted murder charges. It wasn’t known if he has a lawyer.


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