Shooting at resthome in England

December 30, 2015 7:38 am


A police car parked outside De La Mer House, after a woman in her 80s was shot dead at the care home. Photo / AP

An 86-year-old man is suspected of shooting dead his 81-year-old wife in front of elderly residents in a seaside care home.
Rita King was allegedly shot dead in a communal area of the luxury De La Mer home in coastal Essex.
A man understood to be her husband was being questioned by murder detectives after the incident.
manager at the home, which specialises in caring for people with
dementia, said he was not a long-term resident and had only checked in
for a week over the Christmas period.
Neighbours questioned how an elderly man came to have a gun.
The octogenarian suspect allegedly shot King with a revolver around before staff disarmed him and locked away the weapon.

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