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.