Police hunt for man in fatal shooting of three people in New York City home

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 24, 2015 12:36 PM

(Reuters) - A New York City man was suspected of shooting four people inside their home on Saturday, killing two women and a 7-year-old girl and badly wounding another child, police said.

Police were searching for Jonathon Walker, 34, in connection with the early morning shootings in the borough of Queens, close to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Officers arrived at the home around 5:40 a.m. and found four people shot in an incident a police spokeswoman described as "domestic in nature."

Three of the victims, a 62-year-old woman, a 31-year-old woman and the 7-year-old girl, were shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A 12-year-old girl was shot but survived, authorities said. She was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

The victims' relationship to Walker was not disclosed by police. Local media described them as his daughters, his girlfriend and her mother.

Police were searching for Walker, who fled the home in a sport utility vehicle, and was believed to be armed with a .45-caliber handgun.

(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere)