4 people, including baby, shot to death in Brooklyn apartment

Four people, including a baby and a teenager, were found shot to death inside an apartment in Brownsville, Brooklyn, early Wednesday morning.

A family member who had gone to the apartment found the victims and called 911 around 5 a.m.

Officers found four bodies inside apartment 4M at 345 Thatford Avenue, part of the Riverdale Osborne Towers complex. All four had been shot in the head, the NYPD said. Medics pronounced them dead at the scene.

Police identified the victims as Laylay Briggs, 1, Terrance Briggs, 27, Loyd Drain III, 16, and Loyd Drain Jr., 57. There were all residents of the apartment, the NYPD said.

"In the nature of this business, we deal with death and tragic scenes. When it involves an infant, it's extremely tough," Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said. "My heart goes out to this family and the residents of Riverdale Towers and the Brownsville community."

Officers found a firearm in the apartment. Detectives are investigating if the tragedy was a murder-suicide.

With the AP