Aimme Larkin, 42, of Dunmore, Pennsylvania has been named as the nurse who shot-and-killed Howard Kinney, the 79-year-old patient she was supposed to be looking after, before turning the gun on herself, reports WNEP.
Police responded to the tragic scene at Abington Manor nursing home in South Abington, Pennsylvania, at 5:30 p.m. on November 4.
Both Larkin and Kinney’s names had been witheld until their families were notified.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Shooting is Being Regarded as a Murder-Suicide
Police are treating the incident as a murder-suicide. Their bodies were discovered by Larkin’s co-workers. It’s believed that Larkin and Kinney were alone inside the man’s room when the shooting occurred. A note was left by Larkin but authorities have not release its contents.
No other residents or staff were hurt during the shooting.
2. She Was Working When the Shooting Occurred
Larkin was working when Kinney was killed. She had worked at Abington Manor since 2011 and Kinney had been living there since 2011. The Scranton Times-Tribune reports that Larkin was working her “regular” 3-11 p.m. shift when Kinney was shot with a handgun.
3. Her Facebook Page Demonstrates a Pro-Gun Attitude
She has posted pro-gun statements on her Facebook wall.
Police have not said if the gun used in the tragedy belonged to Larkin.
4. She’s Engaged
On her Facebook page she says she is engaged.
5. She’s a Native of the Area Around Abington Manor
Larkin says she graduated from Abington Heights High School in 1989, and that she works at Caregivers America.