Two killed in Detroit senior center shooting

DETROIT — Authorities on Monday released the identities of two women who investigators say were shot to death the day before at a Detroit seniors’ home. A 65-year-old man has been detained for questioning but has not been charged.

The victims in Sunday’s shooting were Deborah Socia, 59, and Maria Gonzalez, 64. Socia was shot in the head and Gonzalez was shot several times, said Mary Mazur, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County medical examiner’s office.

Police say both women were friends of a woman who had broken off a relationship with the man under investigation, whose name hasn’t been released.


The man surrendered to police Sunday evening at the center on the city’s southwest side, where the man and the women killed were residents.

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The shooting happened after the man had an argument with his girlfriend that ended their relationship, police said in a news release.

They said the man went to his apartment at the Pablo Davis Elder Living Center, got a rifle and started looking for two residents he believed to be responsible for ending the relationship.

Associated Press