Shooter kills the parents in the home, wounds ex-wife, authorities say

A shooting was reported at Bellingham Nursing home in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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A search was underway Wednesday evening with a man who allegedly fatally shot his parents in a retirement home in Pennsylvania.

The massacre took place shortly after he shot and injured his ex-wife outside her home after learning that their divorce was final, authorities said.

#BREAKING: Shooter still at large in West Chester retirement community shooting


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Authorities suspect if Bruce Rogal, 59, of Glenmoore. He was wanted on charges of murder and atempted murder, they said.

Rogal was said to be driving a 2002 Honda Odyssey with Pennsylvania license plate ENN3549, Fox 29 Philadelphia reported.

The shooting happened at the Bellingham Nursing home in the near West Chester. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said authorities believe Rogal dropped off after finding out that his divorce had become final, the station reported.

BREAKING: ATF to respond to a shooting at a retirement community in West Chester, Pa.

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At an evening press conference, Hogan told reporters that Rogal drove to hois ex-wife’s home around 5:30 p.m. and shot her while she was changing the oil in her car, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Then Rogal went to the retirement home in East Goshen Township, near West Chester and shot his parents in their apartment. Both the victims, William and Nancy Rogal, were in their late 80s, according to the authorities.

After the shooting was reported, police had placed the home on lockdown, according to WCAU-TV.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tweeted that agents were “responding to a shooting at a retirement community in West Chester, Pa.”

The residents were allowed into their homes as of 10 pm, the Inquirer reported.

Rogal had previous run-ins with law enforcement, the newspaper. Court records show he pleaded guilty to a trespassing charge in Chester County in 2017, but was acquitted in a harassment case two years earlier, the Inquirer reported.

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