Triple Homicide on Upper West Side


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three men were fatally shot by one gunman on the afternoon of dec. 17.


the men-a grandfather, his son-in-law and his grandson-were killed inside their apartment on 492 amsterdam ave. between west 83rd and 84th streets, according to police.


the victims were fernando gonzales, his son-in-law carlos rodriguez, sr. and his son carlos jr., according to reports.


a fourth body, the alleged shooter hector quinones, was also found dead, apparently from falling out of a third-floor apartment window in the five-story walk up building.


police suspect that he tried to flee on the fire escape. his gun was found in the apartment.

the 82-year-old gonzales was found dead in the bathroom. rodriguez and his son were shot in the bedroom.


the 49-year-old mother of the slain son, in his twenties, walked in on the shooting at 1:45 p.m. she sustained a head injury-possibly from being grazed by a bullet or hit with the butt of the gun-and was taken to a nearby hospital.


police have yet to discover a motive but are looking into possible drug connections.

the scene was taped off into the late afternoon as school children and customers in nearby businesses crowded the sidewalks.


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