The Los Angeles Times reports that a shooting at a detox center in Northern California has left 1 dead and 2 injured. Police are searching for the suspect that carried out the shooting on Monday in Marin County. They have determined it was an isolated event and the surrounding community is under no threat.
A call was made to the sheriff’s office at 1:33 a.m. stating that staff members at the Helen Vin Detox Center in San Rafael had been shot. Three people were found by police with gunshot wounds, but it was not confirmed whether they actually worked at the center. Police do know the victims were not patients.
One victim died on the scene and another man and woman were transported to Marin General Hospital. The shooter fled and no suspect was discovered in the immediate area surrounding the center.
The detox center is a 26-bed coed facility offering detox and substance use treatment. Patients may stay there up to 30 days for detox and 90 days for residential treatment. More than 900 patients were seen there last year.
Buckelew Programs is the largest provider of mental health and support services in the North Bay area and runs the center. It also administers the North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline.
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