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1-year-old girl among 4 family members shot dead in Brooklyn

1-year-old girl among 4 family members shot dead in Brooklyn

Police have identified four relatives found fatally shot early Wednesday inside a Brownsville apartment in the Riverdale Towers.

The victims were found by a family member at about 5 a.m. inside a fourth-floor apartment on Thatford Avenue, near Riverdale Avenue, in Brownsville, they said. Medics pronounced them dead at the scene. All of the deceased were reportedly related by blood or marriage.

According to local media, the grandmother of the child made the horrifying discovery around 5am this morning local time when she arrived at the apartment to babysit.

Police are in Brooklyn where four people were found shot dead on March 14, 2018.

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There was no indication of forced entry into the residence.

"It breaks my heart to see him gone and all the kids and his son, you know?" said Vanessa Swain of her friend Drain Jr.

Investigators were trying to determine whether the deaths were three homicides and a suicide, according to police spokesman Stephen P. Davis. "I can say this, a firearm has been recovered inside the apartment, along with bullets and shell casings".


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