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8 killed in nursing home shooting

A lone gunman entered a nursing home in North Carolina Sunday opening fire killing 7 residents and 1 nurse.

The shooting was reported around 10 a.m. at Pinelake Health and Rehab.

The patients were identified by The Associated Press as Louise Decker, 98; Lillian Dunn, 89; Tessie Garner, 88; John Goldston, 78; Bessie Hendrick, 78; Margaret Johnson, 89; and Jessie Musser, 88. All were residents. The nurse was identified as Jerry Avant Jr., 39.

According to Yahoo News, the suspected gunman Robert Stewart is not a resident of the home.

“He did have some violent tendencies from time to time,” Ex-wife Susan Griffin said in an interview with The New York Times. “I wouldn’t put it past him. I hate to say it, but it is true.”

Six others were injured during the shooting.