According to the Scranton Times-Tribune, a staff nurse at the Abington Manor nursing home brought a semiautomatic handgun to facility and shot a resident before turning the gun on herself. The article reports that the 42-year-old female licensed practical nurse showed up for her regular 3 to 11 p.m. shift and killed the man at about 5:30 p.m. Police did not find a suicide note from the nurse, who had worked at the facility since 2011. The patient had lived there roughly two years.
The nurse was given the semi-automatic handgun last Christmas. Source.
The resident’s family said he entered the facility while dealing with the effects of cancer treatments, that he had been struggling with cancer in several parts of his body, including his lungs, but was in remission at the time of his death. Source.
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