The Latest: Cooper Square New York City Shooting Kills 1 In Attempted Murder-Suicide


EAST VILLAGE, NY — A man shot and killed a 56-year-old woman in a possible murder-suicide at an East Village apartment building Wednesday morning, the NYPD said.

The man, 62, shot the woman in the stomach at 7:55 a.m. at 62 Cooper Square, then shot himself in the head, the NYPD said. The woman was pronounced dead at Lenox Hill HealthPlex Hospital, police said.

The man is in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital, where he’s in police custody but has not yet been charged with any crimes, the NYPD said. It’s uncertain whether he’ll survive, the spokesman said.

Police recovered a gun from the scene of the shooting, which appeared to be a domestic violence incident, a police spokesman said. The couple knew each other but it’s unclear what their exact relationship was, he said.

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