- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 1, 2009

GIBSONS, BRITISH COLUMBIA (AP) - A woman angry at being evicted from an assisted-living facility shot and wounded the facility’s manager when he and other staff members arrived at her door, authorities said.

Police responding to the gunfire Tuesday shot the woman when she ignored officers’ warnings and tried to leave in a vehicle, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Peter Thiessen said.

Both the manager and the woman were airlifted to a hospital in Vancouver about 30 miles away and were in serious condition, Thiessen said.

Four employees of the Good Samaritan Christenson Village went to the 40-year-old woman’s room Tuesday afternoon to remove her, Thiessen said. He did not release the woman’s name.

“She ends up shooting one of them … going out the front door on foot with a long-barreled weapon,” Thiessen said.

Witnesses said the facility manager was shot in the stomach and arm.

When police arrived, the woman was trying to commandeer a vehicle, Thiessen said. She ignored the commands of the officers, who believed she might have a second weapon, and one of them shot and wounded her, he said.

Thiessen said he did not know why the female resident was being evicted. Contrary to early reports, the woman was not in a wheelchair, he said.

The assisted-living facility was locked down Tuesday night. There are about 140 residents in the Lutheran home.

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