Four people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Queens.
A 6-year-old boy was among those killed inside a home on 30th Drive and 23rd Street in Astoria just before 9 p.m. on Monday night. A man and two women were also found dead inside a first-floor apartment.
“Upon entering that location, they observed in quick time four individuals that were apparently the victim of gunshot wounds. EMS was called to the scene. EMS pronounced all four individuals deceased at the scene,” said Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea.
A gun was reportedly found near the bodies. It’s unclear what led to the violence, but police are now talking to someone who called 911. Police are also looking at whether there were any emergency calls at the home in the past.
“We don’t want to leave any stone unturned. There are calls that we believe are going to related to that building but it’s a little preliminary,” Shea said.
The names of the victims haven’t been released. Police also haven’t said who the shooter was.
Authorities are expected to remain on the scene for much of Tuesday.
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