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A woman accused of shooting an employee at a Veterans Affairs office in Vancouver, Wash., and injuring another is a former employee at the agency, authorities said.
Deborah A. Lennon, 46, walked into the fourth floor office of 45-year-old Allen Bricker about 2 p.m. on Tuesday and shot him twice in the chest with a handgun, investigators told The Associated Press.
The Clark County sheriff's office said another employee — Neil Burkhardt, a 31-year-old former Marine — wrestled away the handgun.
The Vancouver Columbian, citing court documents, reported that Bricker was Lennon’s former supervisor.
About two years ago Lennon sent an email to Bricker when she resigned and moved out of state that said she left because Bricker was married, the paper reported.
Bricker filed for a protection order the former financial analyst in January 2013 claiming she was stalking him, the Columbian reported.
The sheriff's office said Bricker was in serious condition on Wednesday. Lennon was hospitalized with injuries from the scuffle. Burkhardt was treated for a hand injury.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.