An apparent murder-suicide took place on the streets of lower Manhattan Monday morning, two senior NYPD officials with direct knowledge of the investigation tell News 4 New York.
Although it is still early in the investigation, police sources say they believe the incident -- in which a man and a woman in their 40s were confirmed dead -- is domestic in nature.
Police units were seen on the corner of Morris and Greenwich streets, near the Charging Bull statue, as they continued to canvas the area.
Law enforcement sources say that the incident claimed the lives of a man and woman. According to witnesses, man allegedly approached the woman right in front of a subway station around 9 a.m., shot her twice in the head and then turned the gun on himself.
The woman was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene. The man was taken to the hospital where he was also pronounced dead. It was unclear if either lived or worked in the neighborhood.
Devon Williams was walking to work when he came upon the tragic scene.
"To walk up on something like this is very traumatizing and crazy. I would never expect this. Not even in this area," he said.
Additional information was not immediately available.