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Eight killed in North Carolina nursing home rampage

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Eight people have been killed and several others wounded in a shooting at a nursing home in Carthage, North Carolina, police and hospital officials said Sunday.

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The shooting happened at about 10 a.m. Sunday in Carthage, North Carolina, authorities said.

Carthage Police Chief Chris McKenzie told CNN affiliate News 14 Carolina that there were six dead at the scene and three wounded, including a police officer. Gretchen Kelly, a spokeswoman for FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, told CNN later that two of the six patients brought there had died, and two were still being treated.

Few details of the shootings, which happened about 10 a.m. Sunday, were immediately available. There was no immediate indication as to the attacker's motive, and it was not clear whether the gunman was in custody or was among the dead or wounded.

"I ain't never seen nobody being mistreated down there or nothing," Bobby Dunn, whose 89-year-old mother was living at the facility, told News 14. "That's what I can't understand -- why somebody would come and do something like that."

McKenzie said the facility was "under our control" and patients had been moved to another building. Police were still interviewing witnesses early Sunday afternoon, he said. Carthage is about 60 miles southwest of Raleigh. See map showing Carthage, Raleigh ยป

Sunday's killings were the latest in a series of high-profile but unrelated rampages in March, including the killings of 10 people by an Alabama man who was then killed by police. At a southern Illinois church, a man shot and killed the pastor and stabbed two parishioners, and a 17-year-old in Germany killed 15 people in two small towns before dying in a shootout with police.

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Crazy world we live in....that is about 30 minutes from where I live.

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A sick cruel world....thoughts and prayers to everyone involved

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You just don't know what is going through some peoples minds.

A sad day.

Barry

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More news: http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/4840637/

My granddaddy was there for a brief stay last year. He was in rehab for a knee replacement. Very nice place with a great staff of caring people. Thoughts and prayers for all.

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Seems to be happening way to much these days.........

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In obvious cases like this I think they need swift action and an electric chair by say............. tomorrow.

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In obvious cases like this I think they need swift action and an electric chair by say............. tomorrow.

First of all, our prayers go out to those affected by this senseless act.

Greg, I agree wholeheartedly. No sense in letting him sit on death row or in some institution for 20 years. Administer justice swiftly. As Ron White says in his routine, "If three people witnessed you murdering somebody, you move to the head of the line. Other states are doing away with the death penalty, mine is putting in an express lane."

We could only wish. Again, our sympathies to those affected.

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