Nursing News: Founder of allnurses is Dead!

Brian Short, founder of the nursing website together with his wife and three children have been found dead in their home, Lake Minnetonka in Greenwood. peer-to-peer online community
All died from gunshot wounds in an apparent murder-suicide, the South Lake Minnetonka Police department said.

According to a Hennepin County medical examiner report released Saturday morning: Brian Short, 45, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head; Karen Short; 48, and their three children Brooklyn; 14, Madison; 15, and Cole; 17 all died of shotgun wounds to the head. 

Brian Short's death was determined to be a suicide, while his wife and three childrens' were determined to be homicides, the report said.

A Thursday evening post on, a nursing industry website founded by Brian Short, confirmed that the family of five was dead.

Here is the Official Statement from the website regarding passing of Brian Short, founder of, September 12, 2015:
We are deeply saddened by the unexpected death of Brian Short, founder of We respectfully request that you grant the company’s employees, friends, families and associates privacy during this difficult time. Allnurses will continue to support nursing professionals by providing an unparalleled peer-to-peer online community where they can share experiences and learn from and support one another.
At a Friday news conference, Police did not say who did the shooting but did say that a shotgun likely used was found at the scene.

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