Police officers stand in front of a building where there was a shooting with multiple fatalities in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, July 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

3 Adults, 1 Boy Shot and Killed in Astoria Murder-Suicide

Four people, including a young boy, were shot and killed Monday night at an apartment building in Astoria, police said.

Detectives were investigating whether the deaths might have been a murder-suicide. Officers were called shortly before 9 p.m. to a building in Astoria. In a first-floor apartment, they found two women, a man, and a boy about 5 years old, New York Police Department Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters.

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