Son kills elderly mother at assisted living center in NJ, police say

26 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

2 dead in murder-suicide at Voorhees elder care center, reports say.

VOORHEES, N.J. (CBS) – Authorities are investigating after police say a man killed his elderly mother, then took his own life Sunday evening at a nursing home Voorhees, Camden County.

VOORHEES — A man fatally shot his mother, then turned the gun on himself in a murder-suicide at an assisted living facility in Camden County, authorities told 6ABC. According to a report on 6ABC, the shooter ate dinner with his mother in the cafeteria then took her back to her room before leaving the facility to go to his car.

Reporters on the scene posted photographs on Twitter of police tape surrounding the facility, which offers long-term rehabilitation and includes care for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. I feel bad for the folks involved, but I know they’re terrific employees.” Police say the employees sprang into action, clearing people from that wing of the center and calming the other residents, working well under pressure. Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Michael Sutley at 856-617-8003 or Voorhees Police Detective James Buinicky at 856-428-5400,” the Prosecutor’s Office said.

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