Babcock Village Shooting
Shots have been fired at old folks home known as Babcock Village in Westerly, Rhode Island. There has been confirmation of 3 victims and a suspect in custody according to police authorities. Police were first called to the scene around 10:30 a.m. on the morning of December 19.
The shooting took place at a senior living complex, the Babcock Village apartments, spokeswoman Kristina Murray told CNN.
Babcock Village is described as an affordable senior living community, according to the Cathedral Development Group and Property Advisory Group Website.
Rhode Island State Police have sent a tactical team to the scene, Murray said. Both local and state law enforcement are responding to the shooting situation, state officials told CNN.
Nearby Charlestown Police Department has sent officers to assist, according to Lt. Phillip Gingerella. Connecticut State Police are also covering the border in Connecticut and the Town of Stonington, which is next to Westerly, according to State Police Spokesperson Christine Jeltema.
Three people were shot, one fatally, at a housing complex in Westerly, R.I., on Thursday morning, the authorities said.
The police were still trying to capture the shooter, said Col. James M. Manni, the superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police.
The Westerly Police Department said the shooter was on Cross Street in Babcock Village. Real estate websites indicated the complex offers affordable housing for older adults.
A Nearby School Lock Down
Local schools were “locked down until further notice,” according to a post on the Facebook page of Westerly Public Schools.
A nearby church was locked down.
Jacquelyn Smith, an administrator at Christ Episcopal Church, about a mile from the shooting, said the church had been locked down. Seven people were there at the time.
Babcock Village Shooting Suspect
It is unclear about a suspect is in custody at this time but the more info about the suspect or arrested person not released by the police authorities. media is waiting about the press conference about the shooting, suspect with victims report.