3 found dead, but baby left unharmed after shooting inside home, authorities say


FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (WPIX) – Three people were found dead inside a New York home Friday afternoon, authorities on Long Island said.

Police said a man and two women were found fatally shot inside the home in Farmingville just afternoon.

Along with the three victims, a baby was found unharmed inside the house, officials said.

The man and one of the women were engaged, a woman who knew the couple told WPIX. The second woman was a friend who was staying with them, she said.

The Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad was investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths.

Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer said there were signs of forced entry, with a broken door jam discovered by investigators, although it’s not certain the damage was related to the crime.

The shooter remained at large, he said.

The victims were later identified by officials as Richard Castano, 31, and Diamond Schick, 24, who lived in the home; and Nyasia Knox, 20, of Georgia.

Two dogs were also found in the home unharmed.

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