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Maryland: 2 Employees Killed in Shooting at Senior Living Facility


Fri 08 Oct 2021 | 08:51 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Two staff members were killed following a shooting at a senior living facility in Prince George's County, Maryland, Friday morning, police said.

The victims were employees of the National Church Residences - Gateway Village, according to the facility.

Prince George's County police affirmed that the suspect has been taken into custody, adding that the scene has been secured, and there's no ongoing threat to community.

"We heard a 'pow' … I looked and I saw his hand go up and he shot twice. And I just ran," one woman told ABC Washington, D.C., affiliate WJLA. "I'm nervous now 'cause my mother-in-law is still in the building on lockdown."

Moreover, the police pointed out that one victim was found in a corridor and the other was recovered in an office.

National Church Residences expressed deep grief over the deadly shooting, saying "We are extremely heartbroken."

"We are proud of the heroic and swift actions of our staff to ensure that our residents were protected and kept safe. Our hearts go out to the families of our two team members who lost their lives," the statement added.