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Nursing Home Shooting, Carthage, North Carolina

By Steve Huff in Mass Murder
Sunday, March 29, 2009 at 1:04 pm

UPDATE 2

The Fayetteville Observer has reported a 7th death in this morning's nursing home shooting in Carthage, NC.

UPDATE 1

Police have confirmed to WTVD in Raleigh, NC that 6 people were killed in the shooting this morning in the Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center. Three others were injured. Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie described the shooter as an "adult male" who was not a patient at Pinelake.  

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Original Post

At least six people have been hospitalized after a shooting this morning inside a North Carolina nursing home. Shots rang out around 10 a.m. inside the Pinelake Health and Rehabilitation Center in Carthage, North Carolina. WRAL TV reports that the facility "serves as rehabilitation, nursing and Alzheimer's care unit." The TV station also reported that 6 people were dead and one injured. The Associated Press report on the shooting simply states that a spokesperson at Moore Regional Hospital, where the victims were taken would not give any details about the victims' injuries or conditions. Moore County (NC) Deputy Director of Emergency Management Scot Brooks told the Charlotte Observer that a person was in custody in connection with the shooting. This post may be updated and revised as further details become available.

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