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86-year-old man shoots grandson, girlfriend before taking own life

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NEW YORK – An apparent dispute over housing ended with an 86-year-old New York man shooting his grandson and killing his grandson’s girlfriend before fatally shooting himself, a law enforcement source said Saturday.

Police found Pagan, a gunshot wound to the head, outside his car Friday evening near the home where the shootings occurred. He was hospitalized in critical condition, but died Saturday morning, police said.

In the vicinity, police were alerted to another shooting victim, Pagan’s 47-year-old grandson, who was critically injured with a gunshot wound to the head and found outside the Staten Island house where he lived with his mother and girlfriend. The grandson has not been identified.

Inside the house, police found a second victim, Claritle Christina Huerta, 28, also shot in the head. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Police said Pagan shot his grandson as the younger man approached the house. He then shot Huerta inside before driving a few blocks and shooting himself, authorities said.