THE BRONX, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A mother and her 10-year-old daughter were killed in an apparent strangulation and a man is hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a wellness check turned into a deadly barricade crisis at a Bronx home Saturday afternoon, police said.
Police arrived at the multifamily home on at 2157 Belmont Avenue near East 181 Street between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. to check on the family — and the visit ended in a family tragedy.
Linda Manigault, 34, and her daughter, Heaven Ross, 10, had "injuries that are consistent with strangulation," cops said.
It was Ross's older brother that made the discovery, calling police to tell them his little sister was unresponsive.
Neighbors say Manigault was a mother of four. One neighbor said they heard one of her children frantically screaming earlier in the day.