Elderly Gunman Shoots, Injures 3 at Nursing Home in Wyoming

September 14, 2016 Updated: September 14, 2016
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One of the three people shot by the unidentified gunman is dead, said Dan Long, spokesman for the Cheyenne Police Department. There’s no immediate word on the condition of the other two victims.

Long described the gunman as an elderly male and said he was a resident of the nursing home on Cheyenne’s northeast side. The shootings happened shortly after 11 a.m. Police have not released information about what sort of weapon was used.

The gunman fled the scene, but he killed himself as officers approached him at a location nearby, Long said. It wasn’t clear yet whether the gunman fled on foot or by vehicle, he said.

It’s also not known yet whether the three shooting victims lived at the nursing home, police said.

What appeared to be a covered body remained at the scene after the shootings. For a period of time, police officers attempted to comfort a distraught woman at the scene.

Laramie County School District 1 locked down two elementary schools in the area at the request of law enforcement shortly after the shootings. The lockdown was lifted at 12:30 p.m.

Police vehicles blocked Dell Range Boulevard, a major thoroughfare on Cheyenne’s northern side, for hours after the shooting. Police plan a media briefing at 2 p.m. to release more information.