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Two People Shot Near Cooper Union

Two people were shot near Cooper Square and Astor Place this morning. Update: Police believe the incident was a murder-suicide attempt.

The FDNY arrived to the scene at 7:55 a.m. and found two people, a man and a woman, with gunshot wounds. They were taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition.

The incident may be a murder-suicide.

Police, who said that the injured were "likely" to die, say the investigation is ongoing.

Update: Jerry Simo, who works in a nearby building, told DNAinfo, "He didn't say a word. He shot her in the chest both times. It was point-blank range. Her feet went in the air and she hit the floor."

Colbert Watson, a doorman nearby, saw the man shoot himself, "Then he popped himself. He fell sideways. His knees buckled."

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