Update: Couple dead in apparent domestic shooting on East New York street

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Two people were shot in a BMW on Lousiana Avenue near Twin Pines Lanes, away from most buildings in Spring Creek this morning.
Photo by Todd Maisel

A man and a woman are dead after what police believe was a murder-suicide took place in East New York Monday morning.

The victims — husband and wife Andre and Petula Myrtil — were found slumped over in the front seats of a 2019 BMW SUV parked on Louisiana Avenue not far from Twin Pines Lane near the Spring Creek Preserve.

Cops said the shooting occurred just after 9:20 am on March 9. Spring Creek security responded first and found the two victims with all four windows of the car blown out by the bullets.

Responding paramedics rushed the victims to Brookdale University Medical Center. The woman, age 39, suffered four gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead. The man, 49, was listed in critical condition with a single gunshot wound to his head.

Police officials reported that officers discovered a firearm used in the shooting inside the vehicle. The preliminary investigation indicated that the shooting may have been related to a domestic incident. He later died.

Witnesses reported that they heard gunshots from a nearby housing development and rushed over to see the car windows blown out. The preliminary investigation revealed that the male may have shot the female inside the car.

Two people were shot in a BMW on deserted Louisiana Avenue near Twin Pines Lanes, away from most buildings in Spring Creek this morning.Photo by Todd Maisel
The bullet-damaged BMW.Photo by Todd Maisel
Detectives investigate the vehicle in which the shooting occurred.Photo by Todd Maisel

This story first appeared on amny.com.