An 85-year-old man shot a woman in a nursing home in an attempt to ease her pain and suffering before turning the gun on himself, but both are expected to survive, according to the Alameda Police Department.
Police Lt. Wayland Gee said both the man and the woman had regained consciousness at Highland Hospital in Oakland on Wednesday.
Gee told the East Bay Times the two people are related but declined to provide details.
The shooting occurred about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday at Crown Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 508 Westline Drive, where the woman is a patient. Police say the man was visiting the center when police received multiple calls that someone was shooting inside.
Gee declined to say how many times the woman was shot. The gun was recovered at the scene. Police are planning to seek attempted homicide charges against the suspect, who has been identified only as an Alameda resident.
Bay City News contributed to this report.