FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A man and two women were discovered shot and killed inside a Long Island house on Friday, and a baby was found in the home unharmed, police said.
Authorities identified the victims as Richard Castano, 31, and Diamond Schick, 24, who lived at the home on Overlook Drive in Farmingville, New York, along with Nyasia Knox, 20, of Georgia.
Suffolk County authorities went to the home around noon after getting a 911 call from a relative who had come by the house, Suffolk County Detective Lt. Kevin Beyrer told Newsday.
The relative had come to check on someone in the house and told police he thought the people inside were dead.
Police were investigating the circumstances, and Beyrer said it appeared a door at the residence had been kicked in and the doorjamb broken.
Anayah Nesbitt, of West Hempstead, called Schick her best friend. She told Newsday that Schick and Castano were soon to be married.
“She was very smart and cared about everybody and not into negative things,” Nesbitt told Newsday. “The fact that something negative intervened with what she had going on, now I can’t grow with her as her sister and best friend.”