Irish woman found shot dead in suspected murder-suicide in New York


The shooting is believed to have occurred around 2:44 a.m. in the Glendale area of ​​Queens.

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An Irish woman has been shot dead in a suspected murder/suicide attempt in New York.

It is believed the woman was killed by an American she knew before taking his own life.

The incident occurred early this morning at a home in the borough of Queens.

According to police, a gun was found next to his body.

The tragedy is believed to have occurred around 2:44 a.m. in the Glendale area of ​​the district.

Shocked officers made the discovery in the living room of a second-floor apartment after they were called to the scene to investigate reports of gunshots.

The 38-year-old victim and the 33-year-old man were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe it was a murder-suicide, but the investigation is ongoing.

The bodies were taken away for autopsy, which would be conducted at a later date.

Police will not release their identities until their respective families have been informed.

It is understood the woman is originally from Ireland but has been living in America for some time.

A friend said: “Her family are completely devastated and deeply shocked. They were only told in the last few hours. Some of her relatives don’t even know.”

“She was a beautiful young woman with her whole life ahead of her and a fantastic mother.

“Nobody knows why this guy decided to kill her in the name of God, it’s heartbreaking.”

If you are affected by this story you can contact The Samaritans on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ie.


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