RIDGEWOOD, Queens (PIX11) — Two women were shot, one fatally, inside a building in Queens Monday morning, police said.
Officers were called to the building on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood around 8:15 a.m. The building is mixed-use, with a storefront on the ground floor and apartments above.
Migdalia Ortega, a 51-year-old woman, was found with a gunshot wound to her head inside a third-floor apartment, according to police and law enforcement sources. The other woman, 48, was found in a second-floor apartment with two gunshot wounds to her torso.
Both victims were taken to a hospital. Ortega was pronounced dead and police described the 48-year-old woman as critical but stable.
Investigators believe there was a domestic incident between a man and Ortega on the third floor before shots rang out. The second-floor neighbor went to check on the woman during the fight and was shot as well, police said. She ran back to her apartment but there was also damage to her door and shell casings in the hallway, leading police to believe the gunman continued to shoot at her.
No arrests had been made as of Monday evening. Authorities identified the suspect as 55-year-old Pedro Cintron.
The woman who was killed was a civilian employee of the NYPD, police said. She had 11 years of service with the city.
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