An employee at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX was doing their rounds when they found an elderly couple lying dead on one of the beds. One of the victims was a patient at the hospital. She way lying next to her husband in a pool of blood. The employee assessed the couple only to discover they were already dead. The authorities believe the man shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself in a possible murder-suicide.
The worker discovered the scene on July 7 just before 10:30 AM local time. Methodist Hospital responded to the tragedy in a written statement.
“We are deeply saddened by the two lives tragically lost on our campus this morning and extend our thoughts and prayers to their families. Law enforcement was notified, responded quickly and immediately began their investigation. Our staff is understandably shaken by this tragedy, and we will be providing resources, including counseling, to our colleagues who may be impacted. As we assist law enforcement with their investigation, we continue to care for our patients and all services at our hospital remain open.”
Officials say it was not an active shooter situation and that no one else at the hospital was at risk.
“This appears to be an unfortunate isolated incident involving a husband and a wife,” said San Antonio Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Rodriguez. “Very tragic situation.”
The couple has been identified as 87-year-old Thomas Michael Kane and 86-year-old Mary Ann Kane.
It’s not clear how long the woman had been treated at the hospital or why she sought care in the first place.