2015-04-08 / Front Page

Ridgewood Dad Shoots Family, Hangs Self

A 65-year-old Ridgewood man shot his wife and her daughter on Marc 31 and hanged himself as police were breaking into the family’s apartment.

Cops said the man shot his 54-year-old wife twice in the shoulder inside their Gates Avenue apartment at about 6 p.m. on March 31, then turned the weapon on the woman’s 34-year-old daughter, striking her once in the arm.

The man barricaded himself in the apartment when police arrived and tried to break open the front door, police said.

Police who broke down the barricade found the man hanging from the ceiling, police said. The man was declared dead at the scene.

The two women were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where the older woman is listed in critical condition and her daughter remains in stable condition.

Police did not indicate a motive in the shootings.

–Liz Goff

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