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Police: murder-suicide eyed in nursing home

Clarks Summit, Pa. (AP) - Authorities believe a staff nurse killed a resident at the Pennsylvania nursing home where she worked and then herself.
    
Officials in Lackawanna County say the 42-year-old Licensed Practical Nurse apparently brought a semi-automatic handgun to her Monday night shift at Abington Manor in South Abington Township.

Police Chief Robert Gerrity said she apparently shot the 79-year-old man and then turned the gun on herself at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. He said the motive is unknown.

He said the nurse had worked there since 2011 and the patient had lived there about two years. Their names were not released pending notification of relatives.
    
Nursing home spokeswoman Jeanne Moore says in a statement that officials are "shocked by the tragedy" and cooperating with investigators.


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