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3 Fatally Shot Inside Farmingville Apartment, Police Investigating

FARMINGVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) -- Police are investigating the deaths of three people on Long Island.

Police say they received a 911 call around midday Friday. Someone came to check on family in Farmingville and found three people shot dead.

Two women and one man were found inside an apartment at what's known as the Fairfield South Apartments on Overlook Drive.

A baby, under a year old, was found unharmed in the apartment.

The victims have been identified as 31-year-old Richard Castano, 24-year-old Diamond Schick and 20-year-old Nyasia Knox.

Castano and Schick both lived in the apartment where they were found. Knox was from Georgia.

Police don't know yet if they were shot Thursday night or Friday, but it appears someone broke in.

Very distraught family members were outside in tears.

A woman who identified herself as a second mother to one of the victims told CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff the male victim was engaged to one of the female victims. The third victim was a friend.

"A lot of heartbreak. Everybody's hurting about this because we all loved them. They were great young people that were just trying to live their lives, that didn't bother anybody, so they didn't deserve this," Jacqueline Wiggins said.

Police say there have been only noise complaints from the apartment in the past.

"There are signs that the door jam was broke, yes. We don't know if that's old or if that was from the incident, but there are signs of a broken door jam," Suffolk County Police Det. Lt. Kevin Beyrer said.

Neighbors across the townhouse community told CBS2 they are alarmed.

"We've been concerned. The neighbors, they are supposed to be putting the gates down every night. We find that they are not putting them down," one woman said.

With the shooter or shooters still not caught, police are not prepared to say if they believe this triple homicide was random or targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Suffolk County Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. Tips can be left anonymously.

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