SOMERS, N.Y. (PIX11) – A doctor and assistant professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shot her baby and then herself, police said on Saturday. 

Krystal Cascetta entered her child’s room around 7 a.m., shot her baby, and then turned the gun on herself, authorities said based on a preliminary investigation. The scene was consistent with a murder-suicide, officials said. 

The New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the incident.

“The Mount Sinai community is greatly saddened by the tragic loss of a Mount Sinai Health System doctor and her child. We extend our deepest sympathies to Dr. Cascetta’s family, friends, colleagues, and patients,” a hospital spokesperson said in a statement.

Suicide prevention and mental health resources for those in need

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, contact the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) . It is a free, 24/7 service that offers support, information, and local resources. You can also click here for additional hotlines within your state.