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Originally published Monday, February 4, 2013 at 9:13 PM

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Man, 86, held after shooting at Wash. nursing home

Authorities say an 86-year-old resident of a Stanwood, Wash., assisted living facility opened fire on a supervisor, wounding the man.

The Associated Press

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STANWOOD, Wash. —

Authorities say an 86-year-old resident of a Stanwood, Wash., assisted living facility opened fire on a supervisor, wounding the man.

Snohomish County sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said deputies have arrested the elderly male resident and planned to book him into the county jail for investigation of first-degree assault. A handgun was recovered.

The wounded 59-year-old employee was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said he was in satisfactory condition Monday night.

The shooting took place around 3 p.m. Monday at Josephine Sunset Home in Stanwood, about 50 miles north of Seattle. Officials say the shooting came after an argument.

State health officials say they plan an investigation.

Josephine officials didn't immediately return an Associated Press call for additional details. According to its website, the facility's services include assisted living units, long term care and post-hospital rehabilitation.

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