State police: Renowned NYC oncologist shot baby, then herself inside Somers home
New York State Police is investigating a murder-suicide in Somers that involved a renowned New York City oncologist and her baby.
According to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Dr. Krystal Cascetta shot her baby then turned the gun on herself.
The incident occurred around 7 a.m.
A woman by the name of Hadaluz Carballo told News 12 that she was Cascetta's neighbor. She said Cascetta lived on a home on Granite Springs Road with her husband and child. She said they appeared to be a loving young family.
Carballo told News 12 she was shocked upon hearing the news about Cascetta and her baby.
Cascetta worked at Mt. Sinai Hospital. According to its website, she was a leader in the fields of hematology and medical oncology. Cascetta was also a graduate from the Albany Medical College where she was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Cascetta also worked as an active investigator of breast cancer clinical trials.
If you or someone you know is struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, you are urged to call the National Suicide Prevention hotline by dialing 988.