NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) –A 25-year-old woman has died after being shot in the head and torso Monday morning in Astoria. Also shot and critically injured in their Queens home was the woman’s 57-year-old mother.
Authorities have arrested 52-year-old Guerino Annarumma and charged him with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
The incident happened before 9 a.m. on 38th Street and 23rd Avenue. Police believe they were gunned down by Annarumma, the mother’s ex-husband, following an argument with her current boyfriend.
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“I heard sounds that sounded like gunshots, like bang, bang, bang,” neighbor Tristan DeFalco told CBS 2’s John Slattery.
One man, who lives across the street, said he looked out the window and saw a flash from a gun barrel.
“I saw, I saw the shot fired and he walked away and the lady was lying in the doorway,” Chris Bowyer said
“I heard a fight. I heard two men fighting outside,” neighbor Roseanne Dandrade added.
Neighbors said not only was the mother divorced, but she had an order of protection against Annarumma.
“She had called the cops a couple of times, but he’d been coming quite a lot recently,” Dandrade said.
For the past year, the ex-husband kept an online blog on which he wrote, “… she doesn’t have no respect. She will think only about herself to get a green card” and “… what ever you did you and your mother ’till I die I’m never going to stop you destroyed my dream, I will destroy you mentally.”
“This guy’s been coming back and forth for the last two years since they were divorced,” DeFalco said.
Both women were taken to Elmhurst Hospital. The 57-year-old is still clinging to life.
“It’s a very quiet area,” neighbor Luz Martinez told Slattery. “It’s a shock, really.”
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