VA shooting victim released from hospital

Paul Burnside
Paul Burnside

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The victim in the VA Medical Center shooting was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Neil Moore suspected of shooting at Dayton VA Medical Center. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Neil Moore suspected of shooting at Dayton VA Medical Center. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

Paul Burnside, 61, was being treated at Miami Valley Hospital for a gunshot wound to his ankle.

Police said he was shot when Neil Moore, 59, came with a gun to a basement break room at the VA Center Monday.

According to court records, Moore, a former VA Center employee, confronted a man he believed was was engaging in an inappropriate relationship with his wife and daughter. Moore’s wife and daughter are both employed at the VA Center.

Moore pointed a .38 caliber revolver and said “don’t mess with my family.”

Someone lunged at Moore in an effort to disarm him and that is when three shots were fired, one striking Burnside. No one else was injured.

Moore is facing one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of use of a deadly weapon during the commission of a crime of violence. Both carry a 10 year sentence. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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