A prominent New York City cancer doctor allegedly shot himself and a young child to death in what police officials called a murder-suicide.
Crystal Cassetta, 40, allegedly took her own life and that of her young child at her home in Somers around 7 a.m. Saturday morning. according to Released by the New York State Police.The announcement did not reveal the baby’s age, but local media reports said the baby was about four and a half months old, Journal News. report.
At this sad moment, we extend our deepest sympathies to Dr. Casetta’s family, friends, colleagues and patients. pic.twitter.com/Tg8vBptHl7
— Mount Sinai Health System (@MountSinaiNYC) August 6, 2023
The baby’s father, Timothy Talty, was reportedly not home at the time of the alleged shooting, but Cassetta’s parents were home with their daughter and newborn grandson at the time, law enforcement officials said. Told. It’s unclear what prompted Cassetta’s alleged suicide and her child’s death, but neighbors have reported seeing ambulances and police cars at the house many times over the summer, New York said. Reported by the Post. report.
“A couple of times this summer, ambulances and police came to my house. “I saw the police and an ambulance arrive.” (Related: Triple murder, suicide kills 3 children and mother)
Cassetta, an oncologist, was the field director of the Mount Sinai Queens Infusion Center, which treats patients with cancer and blood disorders, according to Journal News. Cassetta was also an assistant professor of hematology and oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine in Mount Sinai, according to the paper.