Scene on the road outside the house where three people were found dead of gunshot wounds last night following the report of a domestic dispute.
Photos: Peter Blasl

(Update 8 a.m.) A 43-year-old Wading River woman and her 17-year-old daughter are dead of gunshot wounds following a domestic dispute last night. The gunman, the woman’s boyfriend, then turned the gun on himself, according to the commanding officer of the Suffolk County Police homicide squad.

Tanya Lawrence, her daughter Danielle and Thomas Calhoun, 44, were all found dead inside the residence at 27 12th Street in Wading River when Riverhead Police and Suffolk County Police Emergency Services officers entered the home, Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer said. All three lived at the residence, police said.

A second female juvenile called 911 to report a domestic dispute at 9:58 p.m. last night. She escaped from the home and was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center by Wading River Fire Rescue.

“Calhoun was found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, after shooting Lawrence and her daughter,” Beyrer said at the scene this morning.

Top photo caption: The home on 12th Street in Wading River where a man shot and killed his girlfriend and her daughter last night, Suffolk Police say. Photos: Peter Blasl

Original story:2015_0216_murder-suicide Suffolk County Police homicide squad detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a double homicide and a suicide that occurred in Wading River last night at approximately 10 p.m., according to a Suffolk Police spokesperson.

Riverhead Police were called to the scene of the incident in the area of 14th Street and Hulse Avenue at about 9:58 p.m. Riverhead police deployed multiple units to the scene and requested the assistance of a Suffolk emergency services hostage negotiation team and New York State Police, according to radio reports last night.

The Suffolk County Police spokesperson said no additional information is being released pending notification of next of kin.

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