(Above) A woman holds her dog at Silverado Park gymnasium, where seniors were evacuated following a shooting at a Long Beach retirement home. Photo courtesy of Animal Care Services.

Long Beach Animal Care Services officials are helping seniors who were evacuated from their retirement building Monday morning care for their pets.

Roughly 77 seniors were taken to Silverado Park gymnasium while police investigated a shooting at the Covenant Manor at 600 4th St. in Downtown Long Beach. Fire Capt. David Rosa, 45, was killed in the shooting, and two others were injured.

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City officials brought food, blankets and other necessities to the makeshift shelter.

“It was a horrible thing,” said Ted Stevens, manager of Long Beach Animal Care Services. “The firefighter who was killed was about my age and had a family.”

Anyone wanting to help with donations should visit the ACS donation page.