Six killed in US shooting

March 30th, 2009 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, March 29 (DPA) Six people were killed in a shooting at a retirement home in the city of Carthage in the US state of North Carolina, CNN reported Sunday.
Three more people, including a police officer, were injured in the shooting, the report said, quoting the chief of the Carthage police.

The shooter was also wounded and had been taken to a hospital.

The shooter, a male, entered the facility in the morning and opened fire.

The retirement home houses about 90 people with special needs, many suffering from Alzheimer’s.

No motives for the attack were known. A press conference was planned for later in the day.

Carthage is about 100 km from Raleigh, the capital of North Carolina.

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