Man in 80s fatally shoots wife in hospital room, then shoots self, SAPD says

Hospital employee found couple dead from gunshot wounds

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: The medical examiner’s office identified the woman killed as Mary Ann Kane and her husband, who killed her and then himself, as Thomas Michael Kane.

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A patient at Methodist Hospital in the Medical Center was killed by her husband in a suspected murder-suicide on Friday morning, according to San Antonio police.

SAPD spokeswoman Jennifer Rodriguez said that a hospital employee found the man and woman, who appeared to be in their 80s, dead in a room just before 10:30 a.m.

They both died from gunshot wounds, Rodriguez said. Their names have not been released.

Further information about the motive was not available as of Friday afternoon.

Rodriguez called it an “unfortunate” and “isolated” incident that remains under investigation.

Other hospital patients, staff and visitors were not in danger, she said. She added that it was not an active shooter situation.

Hospital officials released the following statement about Friday’s apparent murder-suicide.

“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.

“Any additional information about law enforcement’s investigation will be released by the police department.”

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