8 Dead in NC Nursing Home Shooting

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 29, 2009 2:02 PM CDT
An investigator carries a weapon at the scene where a gunman opened fire at a nursing home Sunday morning, killing at least eight people in Carthage, N.C., Sunday, March 29, 2009.   (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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(Newser) – A gunman opened fire at a North Carolina nursing home early today, killing at least eight people and wounding several others, police said. The local police chief says the shootings happened around 10am at Pinelake Health and Rehab in the town of Carthage. Authorities say the gunman, who's in custody, was among those injured, as was a police officer. It wasn't immediately clear what the gunman's motive might have been, but officials say he was not a resident of the home.