3/30/2009

Another shooting in a gun-free zone: Seven killed at Pinelake Health and Rehab Nursing Home in Carthage, NC

From WRAL:
A lone gunman burst into a North Carolina nursing home Sunday morning and started "shooting everything," barging into the rooms of terrified patients, sparing some from his rampage without explanation while killing seven residents and a nurse caring for them. 
Authorities said Robert Stewart also wounded three others, including the Carthage police officer who confronted him in a hallway of Pinelake Health and Rehab and stopped the brutal attack. 
"He acted in nothing short of a heroic way today, and but for his actions, we certainly could have had a worse tragedy," said Moore County District Attorney Maureen Krueger. "We had an officer, a well-trained officer, who performed his job the way he was supposed to and prevented this from getting even worse than it is now." . . .
UPDATE: A call to the Pinelake Health and Rehab Nursing Home in Carthage, NC on April 5th indicated that guns were not allowed in the facility (910-947-5155).  I was assured that they had not been allowed before the attack.  Bernard Bryant is the current administrator.

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