Man is in critical condition after suffocating a 10-year-old girl and her mother to death and then shooting himself in the head
- Incident happened on Saturday afternoon in Belmont section of the Bronx
- Man allegedly suffocated a girl, 10, and her mother, 34, to death in their home
- He then shot himself in the head in an apparent suicide attempt, but survived
- Man is currently in critical condition at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx
A Bronx man is in critical condition after he reportedly suffocated a 10-year-old girl and her mother to death before shooting himself in the head in a suicide attempt.
The incident took place at a home they shared in the Belmont section of the Bronx on Saturday.
New York police have identified the 10-year-old girl as Heaven Ross.
Linda Manigault, 34, who is believed to be her mother, has been identified as the woman who was killed, according to the New York Daily News.
New York Police Department officers remove one of the victims from a home in the Belmont section of the Bronx on Saturday
Authorities say a woman and her 10-year-old daughter were suffocated to death by a man with whom she was in a relationship
The man is believed to have shot himself in the head in an apparent suicide attempt. He is in critical condition at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx
Neighbors said that Manigault was in a relationship with the man, though there are conflicting reports as to whether Ross was the man’s daughter.
The man is currently hospitalized at St. Barnabas in the Bronx.
Police received a call at around 2pm on Saturday shortly after Manigault’s 13-year-old son returned home and found his sister dead.
The boy then called a relative, who then called the police.
When police arrived, they found the man in the couple’s bed with his eyes open and a gun in his hand.
Investigators say they received a phone call at around 2pm on Saturday after the body of the girl was found by her brother
Neighbors were shocked on Saturday. They said they never suspected there was any trouble in the home
He also had a bullet wound in his head.
None of the four children who were living at the home belonged to the man, according to investigators.
Neighbors said they never suspected anything was wrong.
‘People out here had no words… we didn’t know what to think,’ said a 13-year-old neighbor who was friends with the girl who was killed.
‘When they brought out the first body we were still in shock.
‘I can’t believe a father did this to his daughter… to his little daughter.’