The police officer that was wounded was the first to arrive at the scene. He is said to be in good condition at Moore Regional Hospital.
The gunman has been taken into custody and is among the injured.
Pinelake Health is a facility for Alzheimer’s patients. It has 90 beds. Family members are outside of the yellow taped building waiting for word about their loved ones.
“There are six (people) that have been confirmed dead and there are five others injured,” an officer at the Moore County Sheriff’s Office told Reuters, although he gave no more details and referred calls to the Carthage police.
The gunman is being reported to be a young male. The motive for the shooting is not known at this time.
Carthage Police have stated that they plan to hold a news conference at 5 p.m. tonight.