WILMINGTON, Del. (KYW/CNN) - Police are investigating the deaths of two at a Delaware nursing home in an incident that has left families scared for their loved ones’ safety.
Officers found an 82-year-old man and 79-year-old woman dead with apparent gunshot wounds at ManorCare Health Services in Wilmington, Del. The victims have not been identified. (Source: KYW/CNN)
For several hours Saturday, families were left waiting for answers when police responded just after 1 p.m. to ManorCare Health Services in Wilmington, Del. Officers found an 82-year-old man and 79-year-old woman dead with apparent gunshot wounds. The victims have not been identified.
The nursing home was evacuated, and relatives were told to go to a nearby school. About 30 of them waited for answers until after 6:30 p.m.
"Everybody is worried, and they’re concerned, just like you would be, if there’s an active shooter where your relatives are staying,” said Donna Taylor, who has a relative at the facility.
Now, with news of the shooting, relatives say they feel less secure about their loved ones living at the facility.
“My mom will be [coming] home. If I can get her tonight, we would just take her home,” said concerned relative Arlene Eaddy-Beard.
Police recovered a handgun at the scene. The victims’ causes of death remain under investigation, and autopsies will soon be performed.
A spokesperson for the nursing home says staff is “shocked and saddened by the isolated tragedy.”
“Our thoughts are with our resident’s family. This is a challenging and emotional time for all of us, and we have bereavement representatives in the center working with our staff and patients,” the spokesperson said.
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