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Gunman kills 8 at a North Carolina nursing home

A man opened fire at a Carthage, N.C. nursing home on Sunday morning, killing seven patients and one nurse.

Six people were taken by ambulance to the nearby First Health Moore Regional Hospital, the New York Times reported. By that evening, three had been released, one was still being treated and two had died, according to Gretchen Kelly, the hospital spokeswoman.

Suspect Robert Stewart began the attack on the Pinelake Heath and Rehab home at 10 a.m., according to Maureen Krueger, the Moore County District Attorney, The New York Times reported.

The residents slain ranged from 78 to 98 years old, according to CNN.

Stewart, 45, was wounded by a police officer and caught on the scene, according to Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie.

Stewart will face eight counts of murder and one count of felony assault on a police officer, CNN reported.