An 86-year-old resident of a Stanwood senior living home opened fire on one of his caregivers during a fight at the home, Stanwood Fire Department officials said.

The incident happened inside the Josephine Sunset Home around 3 p.m. Monday.

Investigators say the male resident got into an altercation with one of the employees at the home. During the struggle, the 59-year-old employee was shot in the abdomen.

The 59-year-old victim was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was treated and released Monday.

The facility has long term care, assisted living, and a fairly large daycare. So in addition to elderly residents, there were children present when the shooting took place.

Stanwood fire said the employee who was shot is the director of the assisted living side of the facility.

Police detained the shooter at the senior living facility; a weapon was recovered.

The CEO of the facility said residents are not allowed to have firearms. It's not clear how the alleged shooter got acquired a gun.

Police say no one else was hurt and no one else was in danger.

KING 5's Heather Graf contributed to this report.

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