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Police: US nursing home shooting kills 6, hurts 3

The Associated Press

A gunman opened fire at a North Carolina nursing home Sunday, killing six people and wounding at least two others, police said.

The gunman was also injured before he was apprehended by police after the 10 a.m. shooting at Pinelake Health and Rehab in the town of Carthage, Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie told television stations WRAL in Raleigh and WTVD in Durham. A police officer was also among the injured.

Gretchen Kelly, spokeswoman at Moore Regional Hospital, said six people were brought to the hospital from the nursing home about 60 miles southwest of Raleigh, but she wouldn't release further details on their injuries or conditions. It also wasn't clear if any of those brought to the hospital were among the dead.

McKenzie said the man wasn't a patient at the nursing home but didn't offer further details on what the gunman's motive might have been.

A nursing home Web site said the facility, which opened in 1993, has 90 beds, including 20 for those with Alzheimer's disease.

Calls to the nursing home by the Associated Press rang unanswered Sunday, and McKenzie didn't immediately return a message.

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