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1 Dead, 2 Hurt in Shootings at Conn. Home: Police

(Published Friday, March 25, 2016)

Two people are dead after a shooting in a Bethel home on Friday and police said they believe a man shot his brother-in-law, then shot his sister before turning the gun on himself.

Someone called 911 from a home on Governor's Lane and hung up around 2:20 p.m. on Friday, which prompted officers to respond, according to Bethel Police.

When officers arrived at 11 Governor's Lane, they found a woman, 68-year-old Ahn Cristofalo, in the kitchen with gunshot wounds and immediately called ambulance to the scene.

Police then found Ahn Cristofalo's husband, 76-year-old Charles Cristofalo, in a bedroom and said he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other man, Thai Pham, 56, was in a bedroom with a gunshot wound and police said they believe he was the shooter and identified him as the brother of Ahn Cristofalo.

Police said they believe Pham shot his brother-in-law first before shooting his sister and them himself.

Online records indicate Charles Cristofalo owned the home and neighbors told NBC Connecticut a man lived in the home with his wife and another family member.

“He was a very good-natured man,” neighbor Victoria Bortolot said. “I never could imagine anything going on like that.”

First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker said there was evidence of a domestic disturbance,

Ahn Cristofalo and Pham were transported to Danbury Hospital and Pham died of his wounds, police said.
 

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