At least two people are dead after a shooting at a Maryland senior living facility near Washington, D.C., CNN reported Friday.
According to the report, the shooting occurred in the town of Capitol Heights at the Gateway Village National Church Residence. A suspect is in custody, Prince George County police spokeswoman Julie Wright told CNN.
The two killed were employees at the facility, as confirmed by the senior living facility’s executive vice president, Michelle Norris, in a prepared statement.
The details of the shooting and names of the victims and suspect have not been released to the public.
Those who were able to walk were evacuated from the building as police responded to the scene, and those who were in wheelchairs were asked to remain stationary in their rooms, according to Wright.
A woman who was displaced by the shooting spoke to a reporter with the local ABC affiliate, WJLA, telling him, “I’m nervous now because my mother-in-law is still in the building on lockdown.”
I just spoke to one of the seniors displaced by this shooting. She says she saw the man fire. Witnesses tell me shooter is a resident pic.twitter.com/kexqCqweUL
— Brad Bell (@Brad7News) October 8, 2021