Homicide

Elderly gunman shoots 3 at nursing home before killing self

  • Two women grieve after hearing news that a shooting at Heritage Court Apartments Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 in northeast Cheyenne, Wyo.  A 77-year-old man living at a senior citizen apartment complex shot three people at the complex Wednesday, killing one of them, and then killed himself nearby as officers closed in on him, police said. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

    Two women grieve after hearing news that a shooting at Heritage Court Apartments Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 in northeast Cheyenne, Wyo. A 77-year-old man living at a senior citizen apartment complex shot three people at the complex Wednesday, killing one of them, and then killed himself nearby as officers closed in on him, police said. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Cheyenne Police officer guards an entrance to  Heritage Court Apartments Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 in northeast Cheyenne, Wyo.  A 77-year-old man living at a senior citizen apartment complex shot three people at the complex Wednesday, killing one of them, and then killed himself nearby as officers closed in on him, police said. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

    A Cheyenne Police officer guards an entrance to Heritage Court Apartments Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 in northeast Cheyenne, Wyo. A 77-year-old man living at a senior citizen apartment complex shot three people at the complex Wednesday, killing one of them, and then killed himself nearby as officers closed in on him, police said. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Cheyenne police officer tapes off North College Drive after a shooting at Heritage Court Apartments Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 in northeast Cheyenne, Wyo.  A 77-year-old man living at a senior citizen apartment complex shot three people at the complex Wednesday, killing one of them, and then killed himself nearby as officers closed in on him, police said. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

    A Cheyenne police officer tapes off North College Drive after a shooting at Heritage Court Apartments Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016 in northeast Cheyenne, Wyo. A 77-year-old man living at a senior citizen apartment complex shot three people at the complex Wednesday, killing one of them, and then killed himself nearby as officers closed in on him, police said. (Blaine McCartney/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a gunman shot three people outside a Cheyenne nursing home Wednesday morning before killing himself as police closed in on him.

Police spokesman Dan Long says one of the three people shot by the unidentified gunman is dead. There's no immediate word on the condition of the other two victims.

Long described the gunman as an elderly male and says he was a resident of the nursing home on Cheyenne's northeast side. The shootings happened shortly after 11 a.m.

Long says the gunman fled the scene, but he killed himself as officers approached him at a location nearby.

The investigation into the shooting is continuing. Long says it's not known yet whether the three shooting victims lived at the nursing home.