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86-year-old man shoots grandson and grandson’s girlfriend before killing himself

The granddad shot his grandson and his grandson’s girlfriend in their heads before turning the gun on himself.
The granddad shot his grandson and his grandson’s girlfriend in their heads before turning the gun on himself.
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Police in Staten Island, N.Y. responded to a home in the area of Rockwell Avenue and Clifton Avenue around 6 p.m. on March 28 after receiving reports of a shooting in the area. When they arrived, the NYPD discerned that 86-year-old Heriberto Pagan of Brooklyn shot his grandson in the head outside a residence, went inside the house to shoot his grandson’s girlfriend, and then went back to his car where he shot himself in the head.

The alleged murder-suicide took place in the Rosebank section of Staten Island, according to CBS News.

Upon their arrival on the scene last night, police first discovered Pagan’s body lying outside his car with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

Police then received another call which led them to Pagan’s two victims.

Police discovered Pagan’s 47-year-old grandson outside a house on Virginia Avenue, still alive, but with a gunshot to his head.

Inside the home, police found the grandson’s girlfriend, 28-year-old Claritle Christina Huerta, also with a gunshot to the head.

Pagan, his grandson, and his grandson’s girlfriend were all transported to the Richmond University Medical Center, where Pagan and Huerta were both pronounced dead from their gunshot wounds.

Pagan’s grandson is still alive, but in critical condition.

Police have no clear motive for Pagan’s shootings.

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