Man shoots, wounds 2 women before killing himself: police

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Scene of shooting in Ridgewood, Queens (Photo: Billy Grijalva)

Scene of shooting in Ridgewood, Queens (Photo: Billy Grijalva)

RIDGEWOOD (PIX11/AP) — Police say a man in Queens shot and wounded his wife and another woman before killing himself.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday at 60-59 Gates Avenue in the Ridgewood area of Queens. Police and hostage negotiators responded to the scene.

The suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment for over an hour before reportedly shooting and killing himself, police say. He has not been identified.

Police say a 54-year-old woman was shot in the back and a 32-year-old woman was shot in the arm. Both unidentified women were hospitalized and are expected to survive.

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