3 dead in apparent murder-suicide in Harlem

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October 18, 2019 - 6:45 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Three people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a Harlem apartment building Friday afternoon. 

Two firefighters were also injured -- one seriously, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The three victims had gunshots to the head.

When police arrived, responding to shots fired, they found a man, 78, dead in the first floor hallway with a gunshot wound to the head.

Another man was barricaded on the first floor. EMS eventually made it into the apartment. They found a man, 59, with an apparent self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound.

A 62-year-old woman was found dead in the the 2nd floor apartment.

Police said there was a dispute between the 78 year old victim and the 59 year old gunman. 

The 62 year old woman is described by police as a neighbor who also lives in the building. 

Two firearms were recovered from the suspect's apartment. 

There is no word on the cause of the fire.