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Police: Grandfather Kills Grandson's Girlfriend, Then Self

A horrific shooting in New York claimed the lives of two people and critically injured another Friday.
Posted at 11:03 AM, Mar 29, 2014

A horrific shooting in New York claimed the lives of two people and critically injured another Friday.

“A grandfather accused of shooting and wounding his grandson, and killing his fiance, before turning the gun on himself has died.” (Via WCBS)

According to the Staten Island Advance, police say Heriberto Pagan, a man in his 80s, shot his 47-year-old grandson, then fired at his grandson’s 28-year-old girlfriend.

Then, WNBC reports Pagan fled to his car, drove away and turned the gun on himself. He later died from his wounds.

According to the NYPD, both victims were shot in the head and taken to a nearby hospital when officers arrived on the scene.

Pagan’s grandson was listed in critical condition, but his girlfriend was pronounced dead on arrival. (Via NY1)

Authorities haven’t cited a motive. But the family’s neighbors told WABC years of bad blood between Pagan and his grandson could have triggered the tragic shooting.

“They had a lot of problems, to be honest. You know, something like this was bound to happen. I mean, there was a lot of police in and out the house every other day.” (Via WABC)

An investigation into the incident was still underway as of Saturday morning.