MARYLAND (October 8, 2021)–Two dead and a suspect is in custody after a shooting at a senior living facility in Capitol Heights, Maryland, Friday morning, media reports say.
Aerial views showed a large police presence outside the facility.
Police asked residents to shelter in place, and a nearby school was placed on lockdown.
Capitol Heights, Maryland, is located northeast of Washington, D.C.
Those killed were two “team members” of the facility, National Church Residences executive vice president Michelle Norris said in a prepared statement.
“On behalf of the National Church Residences team, please know that we are extremely heartbroken by the events that occurred this morning at our affordable housing property Gateway Village,” Norris said. “We are proud of the heroic and swift actions of our staff to ensure that our residents were protected and kept safe.”