An 87-year-old man attacked his roommates at a nursing home in Tsueng Kwan O while they were still in bed, killing one and seriously injuring another, Metro Daily reports.
Killed in the attack at the Haven of Hope Woo Ping Care & Attention Home on Wednesday morning was an 80-year-old man surnamed Wong, who had moved back to Hong Kong from Seattle years ago after having been diagnosed with diabetes.
The other victim, surnamed Mui, 84, is being treated at the intensive care unit of Tsueng Kwan O Hospital.
Police arrested the suspect, surnamed Chow, who is said to be suffering from dementia.
Investigators found a 12-inch-by-5-inch metal drain cover with bloodstains inside the room’s toilet. It is believed to have been used in the attack.
Staff at the nursing home said the suspect had no problems communicating with others and did not have difficulties in moving around.
Police are still trying to determine the motive for the attack, adding that they are looking at personal disputes.
Wong’s wife said her husband was a silent person and she did not believe he had had arguments with fellow residents.
She said there was nothing unusual when she last visited him earlier this week, and saw his two roommates.
Mui’s son returned to Hong Kong from Japan immediately after learning about the incident.
Haven of Hope is a luxury elderly home, charging between HK$16,700 and HK$36,500 monthly, depending on how many people live in a room.
It has a health center, clinic and garden, among other facilities.
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