Police investigating murder-suicide attempt at 16th Ave care facility

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Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide attempt Friday morning at a Central District care facility Friday morning.

All information is preliminary at this early point in the investigation.

According to police, a man visiting a resident in her room at the 500-block 16th Ave Seattle Medical Post Acute Care facility Friday around 8:30 AM shot and killed the woman before turning the weapon on himself.

The man was taken to Harborview with life threatening injuries. Both the woman and the man were believed to be in their 60s, according to police. UPDATE: The man died of his injuries. Detectives are investigating the incident.

CHS respects the sensitivity of covering suicide and believes it is an important community issue to include in our news reporting. We attempt to cover these stories by sharing the facts in a responsible manner that provides information about what is happening on the streets and in the community around you. Here are two resources to help those in need: National suicide-prevention hotline: 800-SUICIDE. Local Crisis Clinic: (206) 461-3222.

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