Three adults, boy shot dead in New York City apartment

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Four people, including a young boy, were shot and killed on Monday in a New York City apartment in what may have been a murder-suicide, police said.

Two women, one man and a boy about five years old were found dead from gunshot wounds inside the apartment in the borough of Queens, after police and emergency crews were called to the scene a little before 9 p.m., New York City Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told a news conference.

Police are investigating if the shooting was a murder-suicide, Shea said.

A pistol was found at the scene, the New York Daily News reported. A police spokesman said he could not confirm this.

The identities of the victims have not been released and it was not clear how or if they were related.

Reporting by Jonathan Allen, additional reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore and Steve Orlofsky

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