A 36-year-old woman and two children, aged 2 and 3, were found dead on Saturday at the Staten Island home, police said. He arrived at about 10:30 am on a 911 invasion call, "said Assistant Chief Kenneth Cory, Stealth Island Commander Officer, at a press conference.
Firefighters fired the fire, and the victims were found in the same room. They were declared dead at the site, said Curie. The man was taken to hospital for assessment
The woman and the man were considered active members of the military from the United States, officials said, although they did not specify what branch. and a woman dressed in US Army uniforms stood behind the yellow stripe of the crime scene and was comforted. They formed a circle of prayer and left after the cabinet of medical experts removed the bodies.
"I thought it was just a small fire at first," she said. – They immediately let them go. But when I saw many policemen and detectives fill the street, I knew it was big.
She said the loss of little children had hit her the most.
"They were small. It's so sad. It's such a bad tragedy, "she said. Rum Hamed, 59, said the neighbors are trying to understand the children's death. "It's shocking, two kids," said Mr. Hamed. "They were both in the army, nice people. You never expect anything like that. "
The police were summoned to the house for a previous internal incident," said Cory. The names of the victims were not released and the causes of death were not yet determined.