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Griffith Police Investigate Fatal Shooting

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An investigation continues into a fatal shooting in Griffith Monday afternoon. Griffith Police report 42 year old Nina Castro, of Chicago, was discovered dead in the parking lot of Saint Mary's School, in the 500 block of North Broad Street, after police received a call of shots fired around 4:30pm. Through an investigation and witness accounts, police determined the shooter was the victim's estranged husband, Remanard Castro, of Gary. A Gary Police Officer in the area of Castro's home, in the 600 block of Roosevelt Street, located Castro who was found outside and armed with a handgun. Police report Castro, after disobeying the officer's commands, turned the gun on himself and administered a fatal self inflicted wound.
Police report, at this time, investigators believe Mrs. Castro was at the school to pick up her child from an after school program and that she was the only intended target.

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