Police: US nursing home shooting kills at least 6

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March 29, 2009 23:31

 
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A gunman opened fire at a North Carolina nursing home Sunday morning, killing at least six people and wounding several others, police said. The gunman was also injured before he was apprehended by police after the 10 a.m. shooting at Pinelake Health and Rehab in the town of Carthage, Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie told several television stations. A police officer was also hurt. Gretchen Kelly, spokeswoman at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, said six people were brought to the hospital from the nursing home about 100 kilometers southwest of Raleigh. Kelly said two of the injured died at the hospital, but it was not clear if those two were among the six initially reported dead by police. Kelly said two other patients had been discharged, while two were still being treated. She would not release further details on the injuries or conditions of those hospitalized.

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