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Gunman Opens Fire at California Rehab Center

One man killed, two others wounded
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2018 3:30 PM CST
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(Newser) – A gunman opened fire Monday inside a California rehab center that treats addicts who also have psychiatric problems, killing a man and wounding two others before fleeing, authorities said. Detectives said they were aware of the shooter's identity, but would not release the person's name because of the ongoing investigation, the AP reports. A possible motive was not disclosed. Deputies who responded to calls that employees at the Helen Vine Detox Center in San Rafael had been shot found three victims—two men and a woman, Marin County Sheriff's Sgt. Michael Brovelli said.

The detox center says on its website it treats people with alcohol and drug addiction and "co-occurring psychiatric problems." The wounded victims were taken to Marin General Hospital, but their identities were not released to protect the investigation, Brovelli said. Neither he nor a hospital spokeswoman immediately provided information on the condition of the two people who were wounded.

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