Elderly Woman Fatally Shot in Naples Care Facility: Suspect Identified and No Active Threat

NAPLES, Utah — Authorities in Naples, Uintah County, reported the shooting death of a 72-year-old woman at a residential care facility on Sunday. The Naples Police Department indicated that officers and emergency medical services were called to the facility due to a “medical event.” Unfortunately, upon their arrival, the patient, identified as Patricia Bingham, was beyond saving and had succumbed to a gunshot wound.

Law enforcement confirmed that a suspect has been identified and assured the community that there is no active threat. The shooting is currently under active investigation, and the authorities urge anyone with information to come forward. The incident occurred during a separate investigation following the death of a Vernal man in a home fire on the same day.

The tragic event has left the community in shock, and residents are expressing concern for the safety and security of the area. It is a somber reminder of the need for continued efforts to prevent such senseless acts of violence. The authorities are working diligently to ensure that justice is served and to provide support to the affected individuals and families.

In the wake of this heartbreaking news, the community is coming together to mourn the loss of Patricia Bingham, offering their support and condolences to her loved ones. The authorities are urging anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist in the investigation. The safety and well-being of the community remain a top priority for law enforcement, and they are committed to ensuring that such incidents are thoroughly addressed and prevented in the future.