Two women at Pablo Davis Elder Living Center on West Vernor near Dix were killed with an assault rifle Sunday. (Ricardo Thomas / The Detroit News)
Detroit — The two women who were shot dead Sunday by a gunman who allegedly blamed them over his breakup with his girlfriend have been identified by family members, the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said.
Deborah Socia, 59, was shot in the head, and Maria Gonzalez, 64, was shot several times at the Pablo Davis Elder Living Center on the 9200 block of West Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit just before 6 p.m. Sunday, said Wayne County Medical Examiner’s office spokeswoman Mary Mazur.
Both victims were friends of a woman who had just broken off a relationship with the alleged gunman.
The man was taken into custody by Detroit police a short time after the shooting. The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office had not received a warrant request as of 1 p.m. Monday, and he had not yet been charged.
Residents of the 80-unit complex were evacuated onto department buses while police, accompanied by U.S. Border Patrol, swept the building for other victims.