2 staff members killed at Md. senior living facility, suspect in custody

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Police respond to the scene of a shooting at a senior housing apartment on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Capitol Heights, Md. Two people were fatally shot Friday at the Maryland senior living facility just outside of Washington, D.C., and one suspect is in custody, police said. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP)

Police respond to the scene of a shooting at a senior housing apartment on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Capitol Heights, Md. Two people were fatally shot Friday at the Maryland senior living facility just outside of Washington, D.C., and one suspect is in custody, police said. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via AP)

Police respond to the scene of a shooting at a senior housing apartment on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021 in Capitol Heights, Md. Two people were fatally shot Friday at the Maryland senior living facility just outside of Washington, D.C., and one suspect is in custody, police said. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via AP)

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UPDATED 6:06 PM PT – Friday, October 8, 2021

A man was taken into custody after two people were killed at a senior living facility in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Police said two female staff members were fatally shot at the National Church Residences Gateway Village on Friday.

People in the area were asked to shelter in place as Prince George’s County police surrounded and searched the building as officers ensured there was no further threat to the community. A resident who identified himself as Donald told local news outlets the shooter was his friend who lived in the complex and was frustrated with how residents have been treated.

“He told me to tell the police that he was no threat, that he was ready and waiting for them. What he had done, he knew he was going away. He told me that,” he explained. “He told me nobody is standing up for the seniors, I can’t take it no more, I have to do something. Obviously what he chose to do was wrong but he did something.”

The facility released a statement in which they said their hearts go out to the families of the two team members who lost their lives.

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