On Sunday, A man went on a shooting rampage at a Nursing Home in Carthage,NC sixty miles Southwest of Raleigh killing 8 victims wounding two others. The shooting took place at the Pinelake Health and Rehab Center in Carthage.
The gunman was shot and arrested. He has been identified as Robert Stewart 45 of Moore County,NC. He has been charged 8 counts of First Degree Murder. Stewart walked in the nursing home at 10 AM Sunday, and began shooting randomly.
Moore County District Attorney Maureen Krueger identified the dead as: Tessie Garner, 88; Lillian Dunn, 89; Jesse Musser, 88; John Goldston, 78; Margaret Johnson, 89; Louise Decker, 98; Bessie Hendrick, 78; and Jerry Avent, age not given. One of the injured was Carthage Police officer Justin Garner 25, was shot in the leg by the assailant. Stewart was wounded in the exchange of gunfire officer Garner. Both Stewart and Officer Garner were recovering at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Garner was has been released.
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