The hospital where an Oregon man was killed Wednesday evening is on lockdown following an investigation into a shooting that occurred at a nursing home.
State officials said a 28-year-old woman died at the Lankensburg-Lankenaus Hospital in Oregon.
The woman was shot by a nursing assistant who then went to the nursing home to investigate a reported shooting at the nursing facility, said Lt.
Dan Wiebe, a state police spokesman.
Wiebe said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Police said they received a call at 6:45 p.m.
Wednesday from a nursing aide who said someone was firing a gun at a home in the 3200 block of North Washington Street.
Police were called to the home and found a woman, identified as Lola S. Johnson, in the backyard, Wiebbe said.
Police are looking for the woman, who was shot in the head.
A witness told police she was shot about three to four feet away from Johnson.
Johnson’s daughter, Jennifer S. King, told KGW-TV that Johnson had been receiving hospice care for gunshot wounds since August and that her mother had been in the hospital for about two weeks.
Police had no immediate information about a possible motive for the shooting.
The Oregon Health Authority, which runs the nursing homes, released a statement saying they are working with law enforcement.
The agency said it was reviewing all information and will provide updates as they become available.