Murder-suicide in Bay Shore

July 8, 2010 6:58:42 PM PDT
Police on Long Island say a man fatally shot his former girlfriend and then himself in a Bay Shore apartment while five children were inside the home.

Police say officers responding to a report of a shooting found 43-year-old James Snead, of Long Beach, and his former girlfriend, 42-year-old Karolyn Encarnacion, dead of gunshots wounds Wednesday night.

Suffolk Police say Encarnacion's daughters, ages 12 and 14, were in the victim's apartment with three of their friends when they heard a scream and gunshots coming from a bedroom.

Police say the children went to a neighbor who called police.