Brooklyn man fatally shoots 3 women before turning gun on himself as 9-year-old daughter hides in cupboard
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK: An unidentified gunman in Brooklyn killed three women in their New York City apartment on Monday, April 5, before turning the gun on himself. The unfortunate incident unfolded in front of a 9-year-old girl who called the police after the tragedy.
According to NBC News, the New York Police Department arrived at the crime scene after responding to a call at Van Dyke Houses in Brooklyn. While arriving at the housing complex, the police officers found the man’s body in a walkway just outside the residential complex.
Meanwhile, two women were found in the hall area and one in the apartment’s living room. One of the women was pronounced dead at the scene by law enforcement officials. The other two were critically injured when the officers arrived. However, a few moments later, police revealed that the other two victims of a murder-suicide shooting in Brooklyn have also died.
The NYPD did not provide any other information on the identity of the victims or the shooter. However, they noted that one of the victims was 45 years old while the other was just 20 years of age. Meanwhile, the third victim was a teenager. On the other hand, the shooter has been identified as a 46-year-old man. The law enforcement officials received two firearms at the scene and his body.
As far as the well-being of the young girl is concerned, the police noted that the girl is absolutely fine and wasn’t hurt during the shooting incident. The nine-year-old girl is the daughter of the gunman.
An investigation has been launched by the police and they are investigating it as a murder-suicide.