News release from New Rochelle police and liveblogging from the scene follow -- click "read more".
NEWS RELEASE FROM NRPD ON AVALON SHOOTING
At about 7:55 this morning NRPD received several reports of a shooting involving a male and female at Memorial Hwy. and Station Plaza. Responding units found two victims, a male and female, lying on the ground on the sidewalk at the southeast corner of Memorial Hwy. and Station Plaza. The male victim appeared to have been shot in the head and the female victim appeared to have been shot in the face. Witnesses at the scene reported that the man had confronted the woman at the incident location fired one shot at her with a handgun and then pointed the handgun at his mouth and shot himself. A revolver was recovered at the scene. The male victim, Alfredo Monegro, age 61, a resident of Manhattan was dead at the scene. The female victim, his daughter, Miosotis Monegro, age 34, a resident of New Rochelle, was transported to Sound Shore Medical Center, and I believe, at this time, still listed in critical condition with a bullet wound to her neck.
LIVEBLOGGING THE SHOOTING
Shortly after 8 AM, police responded to reports of a shooting near Memorial Highway and Station Plaza. One man is dead. A woman was taken to Sound Shore Medical Center.
An eyewitness tells Talk of the Sound that there were two bodies, a man lying on top of a woman, covered in blood.
Channel 12 News is reporting that a man and a woman were shot, possible "murder-suicide" situation although initial reports are the woman is alive and being treated at Sound Shore Medical Center.
Lamont Wallace, a resident at Avalon, says the woman, in her thirties, was walking with her daughter, about 10 years old, when a man, in his sixties, shot her then shot himself in the head. The girl ran back down Memorial Highway, onto Huegenot and into Avalon One where she told the concierge that her mother had been shot.
Wallace said the there many people in the area, most going to the train station, and that they reacted with shock, some standing looking others running away.
Jay O'Meara, owner of Green Team Taxi, was on the scene. One of his taxis was parked next to the body. O'Meara says his driver was taken to police headquarters where he was cooperating with police investigators.
Initial reports are that the man was an employee or related to an employee of Avalon. The woman was a resident at Avalon One where she lived with her brothers.
Sean Salazar, owner of beanberry cafe just around the corner says he heard two shots, came to the side door, saw people running away in a panic, looked out and saw two bodies, a man laying on top of the woman.
An employee of beanberry cafe said she did not hear the gunshots but smelled the gunpowder.
Woman transferred to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.
NRPD Presser at 11:30 AM.
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