Two dead after gunman opens fire at cancer treatment center

By Michelle Kapusta,

Two people are dead including the gunman who walked into a cancer treatment center in Spokane, Washington and opened fire on an employee.

According to KHQ-TV, police responded to a call just before 9:45 Tuesday morning that a man walked into the Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center and shot his wife, then himself.

The female victim was an employee at the Deaconess Medical Center complex.

The man survived after shooting himself in the head, but died a short time later. His wife died at the scene.

The Associated Press reported that no one else in the building was injured by the gunman.

"This is an apparent domestic violence incident," said Monique Cotton, a spokeswoman for the Spokane police.

The identity of the couple has not yet been released, but authorities said that they have two children together.

The facility was evacuated, but after police closed off the area where the shooting happened, patients were able to enter for their scheduled appointments as usual.



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