Tuesday 24 April 2018

Man guns down his own mother in intensive care unit

Police were called at 10am and sealed off the area surrounding his mother's flat. Stock image
Police were called at 10am and sealed off the area surrounding his mother's flat. Stock image
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A man shot his own mother in the intensive care unit of a US medical centre and the facility was placed on lockdown for at least an hour.

Pamela Ferriere (70) was gunned down by her 49-year-old son, Travis Frink, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

An active shooter alert was issued after police received a report of a shooting inside an ICU on the fourth floor of one of the buildings.

"The purpose of Mr. Frink’s visit to the hospital was to kill his mother," Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said Tuesday night at a press conference.

The shooting happened at around 1.30pm and Frink was eventually captured by local police while attempting to leave the premises, WJAR reports.

He allegedly let off several rounds while inside the hospital but nobody else was injured.

Frink is due to be arraigned today and will be charged with first-degree murder.

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