KALIHI, Hawaii - The Honolulu emergency medical services has confirmed that a Filipino husband and wife are dead in an apparent murder-suicide, and the crime took place inside a Kalihi carehome on Thursday afternoon.
Both have not been named and police have yet to determine which one of them pulled the trigger.
The Honolulu Police Department said they received calls before 3 p.m. from their 911 system of reports of possible gunshots at the carehome.
“Officers arrived and we did find a female in her mid- to late forties that was apparently wounded from a gunshot wound, so she was rushed to Queen’s Medical Center where she did expire. There was an adult male also in his mid-forties that appears lifeless,” said Capt. Robert Towne.
Officials shared that the shooting occurred in the downstairs area of the carehome, and that four other people were present when it occurred.
“Everything else pretty much is under investigation and we’re still learning things as it unfolds. I just don’t want people in Kalihi to think that there is a gunman running around there right now,” Towne added.
The Kalihi facility, called the Community Care Foster Family Home, was licensed by the Department of Health.
Adult protective services were dispatched to help the displaced patients. None of the patients were injured in the shooting.
Police are still investigating the incident.
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A group in the Philippines is dedicated to addressing those who have suicidal tendencies.
The crisis hotlines of the Natasha Goulbourn Foundation aim to make these individuals feel that someone is ready to listen to them.
These are their hotline numbers:
Information and Crisis Intervention Center
(02) 804-HOPE (4673)
0917-558-HOPE (4673) or (632) 211-4550
0917-852-HOPE (4673) or (632) 964-6876
0917-842-HOPE (4673) or (632) 964-4084
In Touch Crisis Lines:
0917-572-HOPE or (632) 211-1305
(02) 893-7606 (24/7)
(02) 893-7603 (Mon-Fri, 9 am-5 pm)
Globe (63917) 800.1123 or (632) 506.7314
Sun (63922) 893.8944 or (632) 346.8776