MARINERS HARBOR, Staten Island — A man and a woman who appeared to be pregnant were killed in a Staten Island home on Monday and another woman was rushed to the hospital for treatment after she was shot in the torso, police said.
Police rushed to Grandview Avenue just after 5 p.m. They found a man in his 40s with a 22 caliber, semi-automatic Ruger leaving the home and took him into custody.
Officers found the bodies of a 46-year-old Alafia Rodriguez and 33-year-old Ana Desousa inside the home's living room. Rodriguez and Desousa, who were both shot repeatedly, lived at the address. The Office of the Medical Examiner will determine if Desousa was pregnant.
The injured 43-year-old woman underwent surgery and was in critical condition Monday night.
Officers also found an uninjured 1-year-old girl in the home, officials said. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Police took a Phillip Moreno into custody at the scene, officials said. He has at least three prior convictions involving illegal use or possession of firearms. Moreno was out on parole. Charges against him are pending.
Narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia were found at the scene. A silencer was also recovered.
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