Nursing Home Shooting in North Carolina Leaves 8 Dead

A nursing home shooting in North Carolina has left eight people dead according to authorities.

Robert Stewart starting shooting at 10am local time Sunday at the Pinelake Health and Rehab in the town of Carthage, 60 miles southwest of Raleigh, North Carolina. The victims included a 98-year-old man, four women and men in their 80s, two others in their 70s and a nurse.

Police say an officer and several other people were also wounded before Stewart was shot and apprehended. Stewart remains in custody and is facing eight counts of first degree murder.

The motivation for the attack is not known at this stage. The nursing home has 110 beds, including 20 for those with Alzheimer’s disease.