NEWBURGH, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Several members of a family were fatally shot in their Orange County home on Sunday morning, police said.
Two adults in their 20s and a 9-year-old child were killed, and a 3-year-old was wounded and in serious condition. Another child in the home was not injured, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reported.
Why someone would do this is the question on everyone’s mind. Right now, police will only say there is no public threat.
“It is a rapidly developing situation where there are multiple scenes and multiple things going on right now,” Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler said. “We’ve been there. Police are investigating it and we’re asking for the public’s help if they know about the incident or people involved in the incident.”
Police also said someone is in custody and being questioned and it’s believed the person knew the victims. The incident happened at around 8 a.m. at 1751 Route 300, which appears to be a home split up into apartments.
Police closed off traffic on the road to investigate and they have search warrants for other locations.
Added Newburgh Police Chief Bruce Campbell: “Several people stated they heard gunshots. That’s how the call came in.”
The chief added investigators are looking into whether anything was taken from the home.