Skip to comments.Gibsons' cops kill "weird" woman after two gunned down in nursing home
Posted on 03/31/2009 7:31:05 PM PDT by Loyalist
Mounties have shot a woman in a wheelchair dead after she gunned down two people inside a Gibsons nursing home. One of the woman's victims is dead and the other has been taken to St. Paul's Hospital by helicopter.
The incident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. at Good Samaritan Christensen Village nursing home after two employees approached the wheelchair-bound resident.
The woman allegedly shot them with a rifle. She may have also had a handgun on her, according to witnesses.
Residents identified the woman to The Province as Linda, 40. They said she had been acting erratically after being served an eviction notice.
She was being evicted because she was just weird, said a resident who asked not to be named. She should have never been here.
Residents told The Province that Linda had recently shaven her head and was asking fellow residents to write recommendation letters on her behalf. When they declined she told them youre next.
Following the deadly shooting, the woman in the wheelchair left the home and was approached by police.
It is believed the woman threatened the police and was shot dead.
Police confirmed the incident was a police-involved shooting but have not confirmed any victims.
Mickey Stubley, who lives across from the home, said the residents manager Ken was one of the injured.
Stubley and his wife where in their frontyard when the shots rang out. At first, the two thought a bear might have been shot, but that changed when police cruisers started to arrive.
Worrying about her mother, who lives in the building, Joyce ran across the street to see if she could get inside.
The nurse came up to her and she said, Joyce dont come in, theres been a shooting. Kens been shot, Stubley said.
Stubley said he believed Ken had been shot in the leg and upper thigh. A resident said he may have been shot three times in the stomach and the arm.
He played hockey and has three kids and a young wife, the distraught resident said sobbing.
The blood. The blood it was everywhere.
The nursing home includes 60 one-bedroom assisted living suites, 50 private complex-care rooms and three dementia-care cottages with 10 bedrooms each.
The home is funded by Vancouver Coastal Health but operated by Good Samaritan Christensen.
No Vancouver Coastal Health employees were injured.
The resident nurse who answered the phone at the facility told The Province, "We can't make a comment right now. We're still in a bit of a crisis mode here."
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So needless to say, instead of learning the obvious lesson - that the metnally ill should be institutionalized, as once was common - the media will leap to the politically-correct conclusion: guns should be banned!
You know damn well it won't be the gun clubs!
“The incident occurred at ... Good Samaritan Christensen Village nursing home”
You can’t make this kind of up.
Ha! That’s a good one...
How did this statement get past the editors. This sounds like a sentence out of a wild west novel.
Thought you might want to see this....
Canada needs mandatory gun confiscation and bans of all existing guns to stop this senseless slaughter!!... there, that's better.