A senior care facility in Delaware was shut down tight following a shooting that reportedly left two elderly victims dead on Sunday.
According to Fox News, an 82-year-old man and 79-year-old woman were identified as the deceased victims of the violent act.
Wilmington police continued to investigate the scene at the ManorCare facility, where they say investigators recovered a handgun.
ManorCare spokesperson Julie Beckert issued a statement affirming that the staff is “very saddened” and their “hearts really go out to the resident’s family.”
As WTXF reported, however, those loved ones were initially panicked as they awaited any word about the safety of their relatives inside.
“My mom is in there,” said Arlene Beard before key details had been confirmed. “She’s 85 years old. We haven’t talked to her. We don’t know anything other than they’re telling us that everybody is secure and they will be able to get with us later.”
Police say the female victim was a patient in the dementia wing of the facility and the male was a visitor. The other individuals in that wing have reportedly been moved to a nearby facility.
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