Hospital worker shoots co-worker at VCU medical center in Richmond, Virginia, officials say

 A 25-year-old hospital worker at a Richmond, Virginia, medical center was fatally shot by another hospital staffer early Wednesday morning, hospital officials and police said.

Police said there had been an altercation between twoco-workers in a stairwell at Virginia Commonwealth University's medical center that resulted in one man shooting the other.

The shooter, 24-year-old Christopher Boisseau, of Henrico, was taken into custody early Wednesday morning, VCU police said.

"This was a terrible incident that has shaken us all," VCU Health's CEO Marlon Levy said in a message to the community.

Both men worked at the hospital and were "known to each other," according to an email from the VCU medical center president and the VCU police chief.

The victim was identified by police as Ty-Quan White, of Richmond.

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Boisseau has been charged with maliciously shooting within a building and additional charges are pending, police said.

No other injuries have been reported and the hospital said "all operations are normal" Wednesday morning. A firearm was seized.

VCU police said the Richmond police department is investigating.

What happened at the VCU hospital?

At 12:04 a.m. on May 10, VCU police said they received an emergency call about shots fired inside the VCU Medical Center North Hospital.

"One of our team members had a gun and shot the other," Levy said.

White was given treatment but "succumbed to his injury," police said Wednesday.

"Our team members and first responders – rushing into a dangerous situation – valiantly worked to save our team member’s life before he died," Levy said.

VCU police briefly locked down the hospital building per protocol.

The Virginia Commonwealth University medical center where the shooting occurred is located at 1300 East Marshall Street near the center of Richmond, less than two miles away from the VCU campus.

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