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Man, 85-year-old woman survive murder-suicide attempt

Northern California authorities say an 85-year-old man shot a woman, also 85, 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.

Alameda Police Lt. Wayland Gee said both the man and the woman had regained consciousness at an Oakland hospital Wednesday.

Gee told the East Bay Times the two people are related, but he declined to provide details.

The shooting occurred Tuesday at a nursing center 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.

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