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Police: Conn. hospital worker shoots two supervisors over disciplinary issue

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(CBS/AP) NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - A 65-year-old hospital maintenance worker shot and wounded two of his supervisors Wednesday in a dispute over a disciplinary issue, said police.

Victor Valcarcel, Sr.,  was arrested at his house within about an hour of the shooting, which took place early Wednesday evening at the 200-bed Hospital for Special Care, a private nonprofit facility specializing in rehabilitation and long-term acute care.

He has been charged with first-degree assault and criminal intent to commit murder and is expected to be arraigned today.

The two victims, Lynn Trask and Robert Barucci, were in serious but stable condition at a Hartford hospital, said New Britain Police Chief William Gagliardi.

SWAT teams and a helicopter with a search light were dispatched to the hospital after police received a call at 5:53 p.m., and Gagliardi said they requested assistance from other towns because the shooter's whereabouts were initially unknown.

Hospital official Lynn Ricci said Valcarcel had been in a dispute with a supervisor but no further details were immediately available. Officials said Valcarcel had apparently targeted the two victims and a handgun was recovered.

Last week in Long Beach, Calif., an agent with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency shot his supervisor also apparently over a disciplinary dispute. The supervisor survived but the shooter was killed by another agent after a struggle.

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