ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A couple in their 80s died in a murder-suicide at a nursing home Saturday, the Rochester Police Department said.
A man in his 80s was visiting his partner, a woman who was also in her 80s, at Wesley Gardens nursing home on Upton Park when he shot her and then turned the gun on himself, police said.
Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say the woman had been a resident for a couple weeks because of her deteriorating health.
No other residents or staff were injured during the Saturday morning incident.
"Again, staff did an excellent job," Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said. “I don't think there is anything they could have done to prevent this tragedy from happening, unfortunately. The decision was made by the individual and this is what he was going to do. Unfortunately, he carried it out."
The Major Crimes Unit is investigating.
"We thank the Rochester Police for their prompt response,” said Amy Krause, vice president of clinical operations at Wesley Gardens, in a statement. “We send our condolences to their families and loved ones."