Police: Two who died in Memorial Hospital shooting were siblings


Incident at hospital. June 22, 2019. (Photo: FOX21)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The two people who died in a murder-suicide at Memorial Hospital Saturday were siblings, according to police.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. Saturday at the hospital on East Boulder Street in central Colorado Springs.

Police identified the victims as 74-year-old Victoria Ocheretinsky and 72-year-old Yuzef Ocheretinsky. Both lived in El Paso County. Police said Yuzef fatally shot his sister, then shot himself before police arrived.

Police said Victoria was a patient at the hospital when the shooting happened.

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