A man and a woman died in a shooting Saturday afternoon at a nursing care facility near Wilmington.
Delaware State Police were dispatched to the ManorCare nursing home at 700 Foulk Road, in north Wilmington.
Troopers reported that an 82-year-old man and a 79-year-old woman were both pronounced deceased at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds. The female was a resident of ManorCare. Ahandgun has been recovered from the scene.
Theindividuals were identified as 82-year-old Louis M. Camerota and his wife, Gail F. Camerota, 79.
Troopers reported that Louis Camerotacame to the facility to visit his wife Gail Camerotawho was a resident. Louis approached his wife in a common area of the facility where he shot her once before turning the weapon on himself, resulting in both their deaths at the scene.
The building has been declared safe atthis time and troopers said there is no reason for residents of the area to be concerned for their safety. Such statements typically indicate the shooter turned the gun on his or herself.
The shooting triggered massive police and first responder presence at the nursing homein the Foulk-Shipley Road area near Wilmington, home to anumber of elder care facilities. A police helicopter was reportedly hovering overhead for a time.
The Delaware Department of Transportation reported that Foulk Road between Murphy Road and Route 202 was closed for a time due to police activity.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting incident is asked to contact Detective D. Grassi at 302-741-2731. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware crime stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the internet at http://www.delaware.crimestoppersweb.com