Police say a woman shot to death in her hospital bed outside New York City was killed by her husband, who then killed himself. The man left a note in their home saying he wanted to end her suffering.
Authorities on Wednesday identified them as 71-year-old Richard DeLucia and 70-year-old Ann DeLucia. The couple was from Yorktown.
Westchester County police say Ann DeLucia was in her room at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla when her husband came in and shot her. He then killed himself.
Authorities say each person died from a single gunshot wound.
Investigators found a note from Richard DeLucia at the family home that said his wife had been suffering from illness, and that he was distraught over it.
According to an earlier report by the US media, on June 30, 2017, a doctor who resigned from a sexual harassment at the Bronx Hospital in New York fired a shot in the hospital, killing a doctor and injuring six others. New York hospitals have been strengthening security since the shooting.
Recently, two hospitals on Long Island, New York, began to equip their security personnel with weapons, while other hospitals required visitors to present their ID cards and hospital passes issued by the hospital before passing the security turnstile.
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