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1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting at apartment complex in Westerly, Rhode Island

RHODE ISLAND — One person is dead and two others were hurt after a reported shooting at an apartment complex for seniors and people with disabilities in W...
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RHODE ISLAND — One person is dead and two others were hurt after a reported shooting at an apartment complex for seniors and people with disabilities in Westerly, Rhode Island, authorities confirmed.

Westerly Police Chief Shawn Lacey and Rhode Island State Police Supt. Col. James M. Manni confirmed that one person, a 47-year-old female was pronounced dead on the scene of the shooting.

Officials say the other two victims are also female — an employee and a resident.

One of the victims, has undergone surgery and is stable, while the second is in extreme critical condition and being transported to Yale New Haven Hospital.

The shooting happened at Babcock Village, a federally subsidized assisted-living housing complex with 151 units.

Police say the suspect was located through front office surveillance footage.

Officers found the suspect in a Babcock Village apartment with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police have not identified the suspect at this time, but confirm he was a 66-year-old male resident.

Authorities are in the process of notifying next of kin

Authorities earlier told the Providence Journal the reported shooting happened at Babcock Village, a federally subsidized senior housing complex.

Westerly Public Schools said all schools are locked down until further notice. Westerly, a beachside town in southwestern Rhode Island, has a population of about 23,000 people.

The North Stonington School District is under a shelter in place order. Stonington schools were in lockdown but it was lifted around 1 p.m.