Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Woman Killed In Grade School Parking Lot

"GRIFFITH, IN — A Chicago woman on Monday afternoon was shot dead in a grade school parking lot by her estranged husband who then fled and killed himself moments later, authorities said.

"Officers responded to a call of shots fired outside St. Mary Catholic School, at 525 N. Broad St., in Griffith, Ind., at about 4:30 p.m. and arrived to find a woman identified as Nina Castro lying in the parking lot with a gunshot wound, Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance said.

"He said her husband, Remanard Castro, sped from the scene on a motorcycle, and Griffith police notified Gary police that he might be headed back to his residence in the 600 block of Roosevelt Street in Gary.

"A Gary police officer spotted Castro minutes later, alerted police and followed him to his house, where he found Castro with a handgun in the garage at the rear of the house, police said.

"The officer ordered Castro to drop his weapon, but Castro shot himself, Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram Sr. said, adding that he was pronounced dead at the scene."

From NBC Chicago...

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